Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2006/2007)
19.15 Geography
  • Professor and Head of the Department
  • K. Storey
  1. The degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Science are offered in Geography by full-time or part-time study.

  2. Admission requirements are set forth in the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and Degree Regulations for Master of Arts and Master of Science.

  3. The deadline for submission of applications for admission is January 15. Candidates will normally commence their programs in the Fall semester.

  4. An applicant will be admitted to a graduate program only if a faculty member agrees to act as supervisor. A supervisory committee will be established after admission, normally consisting of the supervisor and two other individuals, one of whom will normally be a member of the Department.

  5. Major research areas for graduate study at the master's level are cultural, historical, economic, urban, resource management, regional development, geomorphology, Quaternary environments, climatology and geographic information sciences.

  6. Candidates will register for the M.A. program if their fields of interest lie in an area of Human Geography or for the M.Sc. if their fields of interest are in Physical Geography or Geographic Information Sciences.

  7. It is expected that the program of study and research for the M.A. or M.Sc. will normally be completed in a maximum of two years of full-time work, or three years of part-time work.

  8. Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate program courses with a minimum grade of B in each. Geography 6000 will be a required course for all candidates who have not already completed an equivalent course at the Honours or post-graduate level.

  9. Candidates whose undergraduate degree is not in geography will be required to complete some additional undergraduate program courses during their first year of study, in addition to the required graduate program courses. Normally four such undergraduate courses will be required, and a minimum grade of 70% must be obtained in each.

  10. Each candidate will be required to present a seminar on their research to the Department.

  11. Each candidate must submit a thesis based on their own original research. This thesis will be examined in accordance with the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

Courses

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates as far as the resources of the Department will allow:

  • 6000 Development of Geographical Thought
  • 6100 Research Techniques in A Selected Field of Geography I
  • 6101 Research Techniques in A Selected Field of Geography II
  • 6120 Spatial Pattern Analysis and Computer Mapping
  • 6150 Environmental Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
  • 6200 Economic Geography I: Location Theory
  • 6201 Economic Geography II: Regional Development
  • 6202 Economic Geography III: Problems in Transportation
  • 6203 Economic Geography IV: Land Use Pattern Analysis
  • 6250 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • 6300 Problems in Fisheries Geography
  • 6301 Methodologies of Fisheries Geography
  • 6400 Fluvial Geomorphology
  • 6401 Glacial Geomorphology
  • 6403 Hydrology
  • 6410 Climatology
  • 6420 Chronologies in Physical Geography
  • 6430 Biogeography
  • 6500 Cultural Geography
  • 6510 Ethic Group Settlement in the New World
  • 6550 Population
  • 6600 Historical Geography
  • 6700 Political Geography
  • 6800 Urban Geography
  • 6801 Spatial Aspects of Urbanization and City System Development
  • 6802 Internal Structure of Cities
  • 6820 Cartographic Design
  • 6830 Cartographic Production
  • 6900 Graduate Seminar in Regional Geography
  • 6990-95 Special Topics in Geography
19.15.1 Geology

See Earth Sciences

19.15.2 Geophysics

See Earth Sciences

19.15.3 Instrumental Analysis

See Chemistry

19.15.4 Mathematics and Statistics
  • Head of the Department
  • C. Radford

The degrees of Master of Applied Statistics (see appropriate calendar entry), Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy are offered in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Masters' degrees are offered by full-time and part-time studies.

Specific Requirements for the M.Sc. in Mathematics

Every candidate for the M.Sc. in Mathematics is required to take at least 18 credit hours in graduate courses, at most 3 credit hours of which may be from seminar courses. At least 9 credit hours must be from courses selected from the list below with at least 3 credit hours in each of three of the indicated subject areas. A thesis is required.

  • Algebra: 6320, 6321
  • Analysis: 6310, 6311, 6312
  • Applied Mathematics: 6201 or 6212, 6100
  • Combinatorics: 6340, 6341, 6342
  • Topology: 6300 or 6301, 6332

Specific Requirements for the M.Sc. in Statistics

Every candidate for the M.Sc. in Statistics is required to take at least 18 credit hours in graduate courses, at most 3 credit hours of which may be from seminar courses. A thesis is required.

Table of Credit Restrictions for Present Mathematics Courses with Former Mathematics Courses

Credit may be obtained for only one course from each of the pairs listed in this table.

Present Course

Former Course

Present Course

Former Course

6323

6030

6212

6080

6321

6032

6310

6130

6322

6035

6330

6200

6340

6040

6331

6210

6341

6041

6332

6350

6342

6042

6312

6500

Courses

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow:

  • Mathematics
  • 6100 Dynamical Systems
  • 6101 Modern Perturbation Theory
  • 6102-6109 Special Topics in Applied Mathematics
  • 6120 The Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
  • 6121 Functional Differential Equations
  • 6201 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • 6202-6209 Special Topics in Numerical Analysis
  • 6210 Numerical Solution of Differential Equations (for Computational Science students only - required core course)
  • 6212 Numerical Methods for Initial Value Problems
  • 6300 Algebraic Topology I (Homology Theory)
  • 6301 Algebraic Topology II (Homotopy Theory)
  • 6302 Algebraic Topology III (Theory of Fibre Bundles)
  • 6304-6309 Special Topics in Topology
  • 6310 Functional Analysis
  • 6311 Complex Analysis
  • 6312 Measure Theory
  • 6313-6319 Special Topics in Analysis
  • 6320 Group Theory
  • 6321 Ring Theory
  • 6322 Nonassociative Algebra
  • 6323 Homological Algebra
  • 6324-6329 Special Topics in Algebra
  • 6330 Analytic Number Theory
  • 6331 Algebraic Number Theory
  • 6332 Point Set Topology
  • 6340 Graph Theory
  • 6341 Combinatorial Design Theory
  • 6342 Advanced Enumeration
  • 6343-6349 Special Topics in Combinatorics
  • 6910 Topology Seminar
  • 6940 Analysis Seminar
  • 6950 Algebra Seminar
  • Statistics
  • 6503 Stochastic Processes
  • 6505 Survival Analysis
  • 6510 Mathematical Statistics
  • 6520 Linear Models
  • 6530 Generalized Linear Longitudinal Mixed Models
  • 6540 Time Series Analysis
  • 6545 Statistical Computing
  • 6550 Nonparametric Statistics
  • 6560 Continuous Multivariate Analysis
  • 6561 Categorical Data Analysis
  • 6570-6589 Selected Topics in Statistics and Probability
  • 6590 A Course in Statistical Consulting
  • 6930 Statistics Seminar