McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Geography (M.A. Thesis)

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Program Information

School:McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Geography
Description:Master’s degrees in both the physical (M.Sc.) and social (M.A.) sciences are offered by Geography. The core of both programs for all students is field-based research, supervised by a faculty member, culminating in a thesis. The core program consists of the thesis component, required, and complementary graduate (500- or 600-level) courses. Geography also offers a number of M.A. and M.Sc. options in association with other McGill departments and programs that students may choose to follow.

URL:Geography (M.A. Thesis) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research:Environment, Neotropical Environment, Development Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Social Statistics
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,991
National: $10,924
International: $12,600

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Admission to the Master's program requires a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a strong undergraduate record in geography or a related discipline. Admission to the Ph.D. program normally requires completion of a Master's degree in geography or a related program.

Many successful applicants have degrees in a discipline other than Geography. However, the Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC) may require applicants without sufficient background in Geography to take courses beyond those required for the degree during their graduate program, or may require that students complete a qualifying term or year before admission to the program. Such decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) for University admissions is 3.0 out of a possible 4.0; or a GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies. Successful applicants to the Geography program typically have GPAs above 3.3.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 16, 2022