24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
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The Geography program of University of Guelph emphasizes human-environment geography, environmental geography, environmental geoscience, and geomatics.


Key facts

The Geography program of University of Guelph reflects our expertise in: Environmental Governance and Conservation Social Science; Biophysical Systems and Processes, and Geomatics; and Socioeconomic Spaces and Change. Within these areas, faculty and graduate students work together on research projects throughout Canada and the United States with some research in Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Latin America.

Our MA and MSc programs are completed through course work and a research (either project or thesis), and span five semesters of full-time study. Our PhD program is completed over twelve semesters of full-time study. Geography students can also participate in the master’s/doctoral International Development Studies Collaborative Specialization. 

Are you interested in:

  • Environmental governance and conservation social science
  • Food security and food waste
  • Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Geomorphology
  • Climate Change and Ecosystems

Career opportunities

  • Planner, natural resource manager, or conservation practitioner
  • Environmental/social policy analyst
  • GIS specialist
  • Forestry, mining, or waste management consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Management and Governance
  • Human-Environment Relations
  • Biotic Processes and Biophysical Systems
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Global Hydrology
  • Development Geography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s applicants must have a minimum 75% average during the final two years of undergraduate study. PhD applicants must have a minimum 80% (A-) average in their graduate-level studies. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6837 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2377 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 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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