MA Geography

Our MA Geography program introduces students to independent research while deepening their knowledge within a selected aspect of Geography.

Program Overview

The MA Geography program is flexible, research-intensive, and student-driven. Students will be mentored by outstanding scholars who are recognized researchers in various geographical themes including: economic geography, feminist geography, historical geography, Indigenous geographies, political geography, social and cultural geography, urban geography, environment and sustainability, and geographic information science (GIS).

Students in the MA Geography program are able to select between a thesis and non-thesis option to complete their degree, each with their own separate program requirements.

Thesis Program Requirements

The thesis option for the Masters of Arts in Geography requires students to complete 30 credits under the following requirements:

  • GEOG 599: Thesis (15 credits)
  • Courses 500-level and above: 9 credits including GEOG 520
  • Courses 300-level and above: 6 credits maximum

Non-Thesis Program Requirements

The non-thesis option for the Masters of Arts in Geography requires students to complete 30 credits under the following requirements:

  • GEOG 548: Major Essay (0 credits)
  • Courses 500-level and above: 24 credits
  • Courses 300-level and above: 6 credits maximum

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