Transform urban and rural environments for the better by analyzing
complex problems and collaboratively proposing solutions. Planners
help inform decision makers in both the public and private sectors
in a variety of organizations, institutions and agencies.

The Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) is a two-year, full-time degree offered by the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP).

A Winning Combination

SCARP graduates’ successful careers range from international organizations to local non-profits, including public and private sectors and federal, provincial and municipal governments. SCARP’s new Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP), an innovative and flexible program, responds nimbly to our fast-changing urban, regional and global environments. The intensive, professionally-oriented program produces well-rounded, critical and creative agents of change.

Allied Disciplines

Planning faculty and students often work closely with other disciplines including resource management and environmental science, civil engineering, public health, women’s studies, First Nations studies, landscape architecture, architecture, social work and law during research, teaching and professional practice.

Leading-Edge Faculty

Innovative, creative, highly-regarded faculty serve as educators, mentors and role models, bring their specialized fields of research and community-based work to the MCRP program. They work locally, regionally and internationally to advise communities and governments on planning-related problems and solutions.

Community Connections

True to the nature of the planning profession, SCARP fosters and maintains strong relationships with community partners. Our partners not only contribute to the program, by providing students with real-world projects, internships and mentorships, they benefit from the program through the thoughtful and dedicated contributions of faculty and students.

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“SCARP has and continues to produce excellent professional planners who populate planning-related and administrative and elected offices throughout Canada and internationally.”
- Municipal employer of SCARP graduates