Welcome to the Master of Urban Innovation

A Message from the Director

Welcome to the Master of Urban Innovation (MUI) program at the University of Toronto. The MUI is a 20-month professional masters program for students interested in urban issues and economic development. The program is uniquely designed to provide a new generation of practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the role that innovative, vibrant, liveable and supportive city-regions play in sustaining the quality of life and economic well-being of Canadians.  

Through the Master of Urban Innovation program, students will be trained to lead and manage innovative urban economic development initiatives. Students will take classes taught by faculty with expertise in economic development, public policy, management, government administration and finance. In addition, each student will participate in an academically-supported and practice-oriented summer internship that will provide them with an opportunity to apply foundational knowledge and ideas in the workplace. The program will prepare graduates to play a critical policy and leadership role in implementing strategies that promote innovative, equitable and sustainable cities and city-regions.

The MUI program will accept its first cohort of students in September 2020. We look forward to welcoming you. 

Shauna Brail 
Director, Master of Urban Innovation   


David Wolfe
Inaugural Director, Master of Urban Innovation

Who should apply?

Students graduating or who have graduated from any one of many disciplines including: political science, urban economics, urban planning, urban studies, geography, management/ commerce, or a related field such as architecture or civil engineering.

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