McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


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School:McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Geography
Description:The doctoral degree in Geography includes the successful completion of the comprehensive examination, a thesis based on original research, and coursework chosen in collaboration with the student’s supervisor and/or research committee. The main elements of the Ph.D. are the thesis and comprehensive examination, a required Methods of Geographical Research course, and a minimum of two complementary courses.

URL:Geography at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research:Environment, Gender and Women's Studies, Neotropical Environment,
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,151
National: $4,151
International: $1,870

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

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Students who have completed a master's degree in Geography or a related discipline (with high standing) may be admitted at the Ph.D. 2 level. On rare occasions, a student may be admitted to the Ph.D. degree without having first taken the master's degree. They, and others who have deficiencies in their preparation but are otherwise acceptable, will be required to register for a year of coursework and/or be required to take extra courses. The normal duration of a program, including field work where required, is three years. Normally, the Department will restrict admission to the Ph.D. program to students prepared to work in one of the fields of human or physical geography in which specialized supervision is offered. These, which cover a wide range of systematic areas, are listed in documents available from the Department.

* 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 October 21, 2017