Applied Geomatics

Why Applied Geomatics @ Memorial?

Memorial University's Master of Science in Applied Geomatics (MSc in AG) program is an innovative partnership between Memorial’s Grenfell Campus and College of the North Atlantic’s campus in Corner Brook. Students first enroll in the GIS Applications Specialist post-diploma program at the College of the North Atlantic (CNA). When students successfully complete this program, they will be awarded with a Diploma from the College of the North Atlantic. Students will then proceed onto the Master of Science in Applied Geomatics program at Memorial, where they will undertake a thesis based research project supervised by one of Grenfell’s diverse group of researchers. The program encourages research engagement with Grenfell’s provincial, federal and NGO research partners in the region. The program integrates broad and intense training in spatial data analysis with a focused research project that leads to production of a required thesis. This program will prepare students for any number of careers in environmental fields that require advanced level spatial analysis and its application to research. Successful completion of this program will lead to a Master of Science in applied geomatics degree from Memorial University.

Grenfell Campus is renowned for its environmental programming which enables students in its programs to draw upon a wide range of faculty with diverse environmental interests. Located in western Newfoundland, Grenfell is ideally placed to provide hands-on experiences in a diverse boreal environment. This includes wetlands, boreal forest, the Atlantic Ocean, numerous river systems, and sub-arctic tundra. With approximately 1,300 students, the university campus is an ideal size to allow students to work closely with faculty in pursuit of their studies.

Description of programs

  • MSc in AG – The Master of Science in Applied Geomatics program requires a selection of core courses and courses for specialization, followed by a mandatory thesis.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Applied Geomatics program website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search application search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MSc in AG – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study

    Students applying to the Master of Science in Applied Geomatics must also apply to the GIS Applications Specialist at College of the North Atlantic simultaneously.

Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit

Program Information
Degrees Offered:

MSc in AG



Duration (Full-time students):

MSc in AG: 2 years (the first 9 months will take place at College of the North Atlantic and the remainder of the program will take place at Grenfell Campus)



Application Deadline:

February 1 for Fall admission (for all/any applicants)

April 1 for Winter admission (only for applicants with a post-diploma in GIS)

October 1 for Spring admission (only for applicants with a post-diploma in GIS)


MSc in AG: $6,850

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Tuition (NL students):

MSc in AG: $635-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MSc in AG: $826-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

MSc in AG: $1,074-$1,611/semester

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