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Geography, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) ,
The Master of Arts (Geography) 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. 

About

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.

Accreditation

A number of the university's programs hold accreditation by provincial, Canadian and/or international professional accreditation bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Resource management
  • Physical geography
  • Regional development
  • Environmental cognition

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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  • Minimum required score:

    567

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

For master's applicants, a letter of intent, minimum of 1 page in length and no more than 2 is required.  This letter will briefly describe your intended research project, including your previous research or experience, the proposed topic, preferred methods, and potential contributions.  Letters written in the format of a research proposal are strongly preferred.  Applicants are encouraged to consult the graduate scholarship application instructions of their appropriate Tricouncil Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) for guidance.  The letter of intent must be approved by your proposed program advisor prior to submitting to the online system.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

To encourage the development of research, the university offers a number of research support programs. A creative works support program is also offered to enhance the overall quality of artistic production at the University. These programs are administered on behalf of the university by the VPRI and Office of Research Services.

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