To be admitted to the GSP, candidates must meet the following requirements:

    1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent. The Admissions Committee may recommend a conditional admission to people who have a lower score than what is required, taking into consideration their qualifications, the nature of approved courses, their relationship with planning studies, their work experience and scores on EXADEP.
    2. Take Admission Test to Graduate Studies (EXADEP), which is administered by the Educational Testing Services (ETS). A minimum score of 500 is required. This exam is offered several times a year. For information please go to The result of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is also acceptable and equivalent to EXADEP scores.

MATH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Courses must cover elementary algebra, matrices and set theory, differential and integral calculus at an introductory level.

STATISTICS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It requires gaining knowledge about distribution and estimation of probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation.

ECONOMY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Have basic knowledge in micro and macro-economics, this material is covered in ECON 3005, offered at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

SOCIOLOGY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Any Sociology course at an Introductory level, such as SOCI 3245 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, or other courses on various sociological aspects.

  • Proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from professors who can provide information on your intellectual abilities.
  • Submit a written essay explaining your motives for studying planning, and which area of specialization is of interest to you.
  • You may also be interviewed by the Admissions Committee when the committee deems it necessary.