Application Fee: $100 CDN (non-refundable)

All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

An acceptable English Language Proficiency test score is required, if applicable.

For initial assessment purposes only, copies of unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your application) are acceptable and preferred. Transcripts are required from each institution for the entire academic history, whether or not degree has been awarded, including institutions attended on an exchange. If the English copy is a translation, please include the original language as well.

Degree Certificates – All international transcripts must be accompanied by degree certificates that indicate that the degree has been awarded.

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (Geography) is the logical progression for graduates from a Bachelor of Arts program.

Expected Duration

  • 2 years

Program Fees (Full Time)

Application Requirements

  • Students with an honours degree or equivalent (including a 4-year advanced degree) in Geography (physical geography specialization) or from a program in the Earth or environmental sciences will be considered. All Master’s applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the last 60 credit hours of study.
  • Statement of Intent
  • Supervisor Support
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. option consists of coursework and a substantial research component.

Expected Duration

  • 4 years

Program Fees (Full Time)

Application Requirements

  • A candidate must normally complete an M.Sc. degree before entering the Ph.D. program. A 3.5 GPA (or equivalent) in the previous 60 credit hours of course work is normally required.
  • Statement of Intent
  • Supervisor Support
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Application Deadlines

Canadian / US Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline*  
Winter 2018 January September 15, 2017 Apply
Summer 2018 May January 15, 2018 Apply
Fall 2018 September May 15, 2018 Apply


International Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline*  
Summer 2018 May October 1, 2017 Apply
Fall 2018 September February 1, 2018 Apply



*Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated.

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