School of Urban and Regional Planning

Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning

The Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with specialization in Urban and Regional Planning provides training in theory, advanced research methods, and the application of planning principles. Students are trained to take up higher-level education, applied research, or upper-level policy positions.

Tory Building - North campus 

Students in the Ph.D. program typically work closely with one (or two) faculty members. They will also often develop connections across campus within, for example, the Faculties of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; Arts; Engineering; and Medicine and Dentistry.

Admissions to the program are selective, and applicants usually have a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning (or in a closely related field). Applicants are required to show a capacity for advanced research and have a compelling research area they have developed prior to applying to the Ph.D. program.

If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. with the School of Urban and Regional Planning, have a look at some of our faculty bios and learn about some of they research areas they are pursuing with students.