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Carleton University

24 months
17317 CAD/year
6615 CAD/year
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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. The Geography MSc program 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.


Research Themes

  • Environmental sustainability (MA & MSc)
  • Cities and urban transformations (MA)
  • Social and political change (MA)
  • Innovative research methodologies (MA & MSc)
  • Physical Geography (MSc)
  • Geomatics (MSc)

Geography MA/MSc program from Carleton University Research Highlights

  • Emilie Cameron: Critical Northern geographies; Geographies of resource extraction, empire, labour
  • Elyn Humphreys: Soil-plant-atmosphere interactions; Leaf level studies
  • Derek Mueller: Glaciology of ice shelves; Impacts of Arctic climate change
  • Derek Smith: Mapping Indigenous knowledge; Traditional geographic knowledge; Latin America and Canada
  • Jill Wigle: Informal housing and human settlement in Latin America; Urban planning in Latin America & Canada

Career Opportunities

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

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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

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  • International

    17317 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17317 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6615 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6615 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National: $6,515 (2nd year)
  • International: $17,317 (2nd year)

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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