12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto ​offers facilities for research leading to the degree of Master of Science in Geography.


About this Degree

The Geography MSc program at the University of Toronto offers studies in the areas of physical geography, spatial information systems and some areas of environmental studies. 

Applicants should apply to the MSc degree program (rather than the MA) if their planned research contains a substantial physical science component and if two-thirds of their planned coursework comprises Geography courses accepted by the department as physical science courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Geography Core Course
  • elective course in geography or from an approved list of courses available from the department
  • elective course that may be taken inside or outside the department

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


1 alternative credits

1.5 FCEs


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Geography and Planning's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum standing equivalent to at least a University of Toronto B+ in the final two years.

  • Applicants are expected to have completed at least 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in geography or a related discipline. Applicants lacking the minimum requirements should consider doing qualifying work at the undergraduate level prior to application. Such work should be undertaken in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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