University of Manitoba

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11325 CAD/year
5147 CAD/year
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The Master of Arts (Geography), offered by the University of Manitoba, is the logical progression for graduates from a Bachelor of Arts program. However, students interested in Physical Geography, who do not wish to pursue the Master of Science (Environment and Physical Geography) may also enroll in the program and study many areas of Physical Geography as well as Human Geography. 

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While graduate research opportunities are available in several aspects of physical geography, and human geography, particular emphasis is placed on geomatics and applied geography. This master is available at the University of Manitoba. 

Geography is the study of the dynamic character, spatial organization and interrelationships among the human and physical characteristics at, and near the Earth’s surface. A central tenet of geography, is that location, and spatial interactions are important for understanding a wide variety of physical, and human events and processes. Geography is thus an integrative discipline. 

Bringing together a large variety of phenomena and processes in a spatial context that other disciplines treat in isolation. Human geographers examine spatial patterns, and the organization of human behavior to comprehend the social, cultural, economic, and historical processes that have created the landscape.

Programme Structure

Fields of Research:
  • In relation to human geography, departmental research interests focus on agricultural, cultural, population, rural settlement, urban, and industrial geographies, resource management, energy, and environment, regional development, geography of aging, and environmental cognition. 
  • In physical geography, research interests focus on climatology, geomorphology, hydrology, and associated studies of natural hazards, and disasters. Emphasis is placed on both human, and physical applications of Geomatics, which include methodology for observation (e.g. remote sensing), and for the analysis and display of data (e.g. computer modeling, computer cartography, and GIS). 
  • Research projects are conducted internationally, but focus particularly on the Arctic, Western Canada, Malawi, China, Brazil, Taiwan, India, the Caribbean, California, and Europe.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


12 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.
3.25 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
86 (required)
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the last 60 CH. Applicants must be accepted by an advisor prior to submitting an application to enter the program.  
  • Please review the academic listing found at the following link and communicate directly with those whose research most closely matches that of your own interests.  The department will not consider applications that have not identified a confirmed program supervisor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11325 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5147 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5147 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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