McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Geography (M.A.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Geography
Description Geography is the study of physical environments and human habitats. It deals with people and places. It covers issues such as global warming and climate change, food and water resources, management of ecosystems, human health, regional economic disparities, urban infrastructure, native land claims and permafrost problems. Both a physical and a social science, it provides a unique opportunity to obtain a broad exposure to modes of analyzing the many environmental and situational problems of contemporary society. Our department is based in the Faculty of Science, and offers degrees at the Bachelors (B.A. & B.Sc), Masters (M.A. & M.Sc), and Ph.D. levels.
Website: Geography (M.A.) 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:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Admission to the Geography program requires TWO applications, one to the department and one to the University, and a student’s file is not considered complete until both have been submitted, along with supporting documentation. Note that the department application includes a research statement. The required supporting documentation consists of official transcripts from all universities attended, letters of recommendation (two for a master’s application; three for a doctoral application), and (if required) a copy of your TOEFL score or equivalent. (See the requirements regarding English language proficiency on the GPS web site.)

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* 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.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015