Prerequisites for Graduate Studies in Urban and Regional Planning
Admission to a graduate-level program in urban planning requires a previous degree in a related discipline (eg. design engineering, architecture, civil engineering) with a minimum B+ average (in some cases this must be an honors degree). Some schools also require some form of advanced experience in an urban planning environment (eg. co-op, directed studies, out-of-school employment, etc).
Admission to a PhD program can either be directly from an undergraduate degree (provided the academic requirements are met, and an aptitude for research has already been demonstrated), or after acquiring a relevant Master's-level degree.
As all graduate programs require a supervisor, most schools require this person to be approved prior to final admission.
Study and Work in Urban and Regional Planning in Canada