Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
The School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) offers graduate level instruction to students seeking a professional planning degree and to those in associated disciplines. The program of study prepares graduates for a wide range of planning positions in the public and private sector job markets.
The Queen's M.PL. degree (Master of Urban and Regional Planning) is officially recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners, and is a key stage toward earning the Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation.
The School of Urban and Regional Planning has an outstanding national and international reputation as a leader in innovative planning research and education. The School is increasing its academic links with educational and professional institutions abroad through lecture tours, consulting work, student study programs and exchanges.
The School began in 1970 and was initially located within the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen's University. In 1988 SURP relocated to the newly established School of Robert Sutherland Hall. Thus, while the Planning School is an autonomous unit in the School of Graduate Studies and Research, it has been associated with various academic units and these relationships illustrate evolution of the discipline and the profession of planning.
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