Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2022/2023)
32 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Science in Applied Geomatics

The Degree of Master of Science in Applied Geomatics (MAG) is a unique program that combines intensive training in Geomatics offered at the College of the North Atlantic’s post-diploma program in GIS (September to June, year 1) followed by focused research toward a Master’s thesis based at Grenfell Campus. The Degree is offered in the School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus by full-time or part-time study.

32.1 Qualifications for Admission
  1. The application deadline for the Fall semester is 1 February each year. Students can only enter this program in the Fall semester. Late applications may be processed if space is available.

  2. Admission to the Master of Science in Applied Geomatics program is by application. Information regarding the application process is available at

  3. Applicants are required to simultaneously apply to the College of the North Atlantic's post-diploma program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  4. All applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree from a senate recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum 'B' average.

  5. All applicants meeting the requirements will be given conditional acceptance into the MAG program pending successful completion of the Post-diploma GIS Specialist program at the College of the North Atlantic.

  6. Admission to the program is competitive, having only a limited number of spaces each year.

  7. Applicants should identify and contact a faculty member who is willing to supervise their thesis research throughout the duration of the program. Applicants are advised to contact the graduate officer to discuss potential supervisors prior to submitting an application to the program.

  8. Applicants must meet the English Proficiency Requirements described under General Regulations, English Proficiency Requirements.

32.1.1 Alternative Method of Entry

Individuals who have completed the post-diploma previously and meet the admission requirements above and wish to apply to the Master of Science in Applied Geomatics program must contact a potential supervisor, and organize a research project prior to the February 1 deadline. All alternative entry applicants must complete a research proposal within one month of entry to the program.