¿Qué aprenderé?

Fields (areas of research)

  • Human and Built Environment
  • Physical/Natural Environment

Degree requirements

Thesis option:

Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)


2700‐level required one‐term courses for a total of 1.00 units:

PLAN 700 Planning Paradigms and Theory

PLAN 710 Research Design

2800‐level required one‐term courses for a total of 1.00 units:

PLAN 801 PhD Research Forum 1

PLAN 802 PhD Research Forum 2

Student's advisory committee may require up to 2 additional one‐term graduate level courses if necessary for research area.

PhD Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive exam is normally taken between the 13th and 16th month of the program. The examination focuses on three issues:

Knowledge of fundamental concepts and theories of planning and of the specific research topic area.

Broad knowledge of relevant research methods.

The capacity to generate an important research question and to apply appropriate theories and methods to it.

PhD Research Plan

An oral presentation must be completed in April of 2nd year.

PhD Thesis

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Environment

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$20.916,00 (US$ 15.894) por año
CAN $6,972 per term
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2020


Faculty of Environment

Environment 1 (EV1), room 347,


Ontario (ON),

N2L 3G1, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have a 75% overall standing, or equivalent, in the previous degree is the minimum requirement for admission to a PhD program. In addition, candidates must demonstrate other superior qualifications, such as advanced research ability. It should be noted that many departments have standards higher than the minimum. Some departments admit exceptional applicants directly into the PhD from an Honours undergraduate program; most admit from the Master's into the PhD; and in certain instances a candidate who has successfully completed one PhD may be admitted into a second PhD in a complementary area. Other English language requirements: Paper-Based  TOEFL(PBT): 580; MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 85,80 per section For co-op programs: speaking 3; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: 70, 60 per band, Writing 70,Speaking 70; PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English: 63, Writing 65, Speaking 65; EFAS - English for Academic Success: 75% overall in 400 level with 75% in each of academic, oral, and writing.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Student must have a master's degree with excellent standing (minimum 80%) from a recognized university. Evidence of ability to pursue independent research is essential.

English language requirements:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) - 90; writing 25; speaking 25
  • IELTS (Academic) - 7.0; writing 6.5; speaking 6.5
  • MELAB - 85; 80 per section; speaking 3
  • CAEL - 70; 60 per band; 70 writing; 70 speaking
  • PTE (Academic) - 63; writing 65; speaking 65
  • EFAS - 75% overall in level 400 with at least 75% in writing, oral and academic skills