I will be applying soon to a planning degree, but I am not sure of the program's merit in the workforce. Ryerson University offers a program that I am interested in, but it is at undergraduate level. I personally prefer this program as opposed to any masters programs because it is more of a technical degree in planning. I already have an honours degree in Business and Society from York University, so i was thinking the Ryerson progam is all I need to gain the aditional educational skills I will need to begin work as a planner. I am not keen on the masters programs just because I have already done social theory for four years, and I want to change things up a bit. I also do not like the independent nature of the masters programs, because I have never studied planning and am not prepared to specialize in it yet.
Can anybody give me advice on wether I should go into the Ryerson program (which I want to take) or a masters program (which i do not think is as well suited for me)?
One source told me that the masters program will be better and that with a second undergraduate degree I will get stuck in a more technical area of planning that will not lead to promotions. Does anybody agree or disagree?