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Geography, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

There is opportunity to obtain graduate education in a wide range of areas of geographic knowledge, research and applications. In their initial year, students take mandatory courses in geographical philosophy and research practice and also choose from an array of more specialized courses in their area of interest and research. The program provides a blend of formal instruction, seminar discussions, personal supervision and field experience as well as the opportunity to practice and improve communication, teaching and research skills.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

Programme Structure

Fields of Research

  • Environment, Development and Health
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Physical Geography
  • Urban Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Application deadline:February 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

Minimum GPA of 78% or B+ in the final two years of the undergraduate program.

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).

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum GPA of 78% or B+ in the final two years of the undergraduate program.

Additional Requirements

  • Covering letter (offering additional information or clarification of application items).
  • Résumé (a brief summary of experience, achievements and skills).
  • Copies of relevant publications, if available.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9576 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9576 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    3837 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3837 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Funding Details

  • Western Funding Package

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

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