MA/MS On Campus

Geographic Information Science

24 months
15096 CAD/year
7185 CAD/year
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At Geographic Information Science from Queen's University the broad emphasis of research encompasses the theoretical, technical and applied aspects of cartography, geographic information systems, remote sensing and image processing, and modeling of human and natural systems.


Geographic Information Science from Queen's University focuses on aspects of human geography (disease modeling, mapping of human impacts on the environment, resource optimization, contemporary and historical cartography).

Students at Geographic Information Science from Queen's University will gain knowledge in:

  • biophysical remote sensing, 
  • image processing, 
  • geo-visualization
  • land use planning, 
  • cartography, 
  • social engagement

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Conceptual and Methodological Basis of Geography
  • Geography Research Seminar
  • Measurement in Climatology
  • Cultural Geography
  • The Geography of Energy
  • Advanced Studies in Earth System Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective students in the MA or MSC stream should hold an Honours Bachelors degree or equivalent, with minimum high second-class standing (B+ average of all courses). 
  • In addition to the material submitted online, you must complete a Statement of Research Interest and a Curriculum Vitae
  • If English is not your native language, prospective students must meet the English language proficiency requirements in writing, speaking, reading, and listening. 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15096 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15096 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7185 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7185 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

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