Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies (PhD)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Field of Study:Geography
Urban Studies/Affairs
Description:The PhD in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies provides students with the theoretical foundation and analytical tools they need to better understand human interventions in the environment.

The PhD program provides a stimulating intellectual environment in which students are encouraged to explore multidisciplinary perspectives for critical analysis of human interventions in the environment. Students examine and apply various conceptual and methodological frameworks that fall within three broad environmental categories: Natural or bio-physical environment, Human, cultural or behavioural environment, and Urban, built or designed environment.

PhD students develop their own research methodologies while working with faculty members and other graduate students on a shared thematic issue or particular scholarly focus, such as climate change, sustainable resource management, sustainable urban development, social and environmental justice. These research collaborative efforts involve the presentation, discussion and critical analysis of information from relevant scientific literature.
URL:Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies (PhD) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Areas of Research:The Department has expertise in a wide range of research areas related to geography, planning and environment. Current research topics include river management, port development and planning, urban design, immigration, sustainable forestry, indigeneous resource management, sustainable transportation, population and environment, economic development, and metropolitan government.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,162

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The normal requirement for admission into the PhD is a Master of Arts or a Master of Science in Geography, Urban Planning, Environmental Science, or a related field of study from a recognized university. Applicants are selected on the basis of a sound academic record, strong letters of recommendation, and a convincing statement of purpose which clearly describes their academic interest in the program and intended area of research. In addition, admission is contingent on the availability of an appropriate faculty member in the Department to serve as supervisor.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 95] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 587]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 November 25, 2021

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