- Professor and Head of the Department
- K. Storey
The degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Science are offered in Geography by full-time or part-time study.
The deadline for submission of applications for admission is January 15. Candidates will normally commence their programs in the Fall semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each candidate will be required to present a seminar on their research to the Department.
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.
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