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Thread: Does it matter "where" I do my masters?

  1. #1
    Dec 2007
    Waterloo, ON

    Does it matter "where" I do my masters?

    I was reading a message on this forum several months ago in which somebody mentioned that planning is a very "local" profession. So if I wanted to, say, work in Ontario after I graduate, I should do my masters at an Ontario school (eg. Ryerson, Queens, U of T, etc). I would like more opinions on this topic since I am considering applying to either McGill or Dalhousie, yet I'm interested in eventually moving out west.

    I also notice the only masters level planning program in western Canada is at UBC, which I know I can't get into.

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    Cyburbian Plan-it's avatar
    Nov 2005
    In the Peach State
    It depends. There are certain programs that have appeal to multiple areas, because they tend to have a reputation of being a "top" school. There are also programs that feed mostly local markets. It all depends on what you want to do and where you want to work. Sorry, but there is no easy answer to your question.
    Satellite City Enabler

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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc
    Some of us have answered/said in previous threads -

    Don't go into debt over a school name.
    Core classes are mostly the same for accredited Planning schools, so a difference is the areas of specialization/concentrations.
    Consider if you have in-state tuition; internship placement; and ....
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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