Carleton University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
15058 CAD/year
6590 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Geography MA program from Carleton University offers the opportunity to investigate how elements of place, space and environment interact with one another to explain human activities.


Students are encouraged to identify and explore a particular problem under the guidance of one or more knowledgeable members of the faculty.

The Geography MSc at Carleton University offers the opportunity for students to practice integrative science, by drawing upon two or more traditional disciplines such as biology, physics and chemistry in order to enhance their understanding of the natural world.

Collaborative specializations in African Studies (MA only) and Data Science (MSc thesis only) are also available.

Career options

Ottawa is rich in resources vital to the geographer, such as the National Library of Canada, the National Archives of Canada, the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Statistics Canada and various other federal government departments. Numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also have their head offices in Ottawa. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Geographical Inquiry
  • Modeling Environmental Systems
  • Quantitative Analysis for Geographical Research
  • Critical Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry
  • Field Study and Methodological Research
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Graduate Tutorial

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BA (Honours) or BSc (Honours) in geography or a related discipline, with at least B+ standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15058 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15058 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6590 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6590 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National: $6,590 – $8,388
  • International: $15,058 – $21,448


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Carleton University


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