Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies MSc

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.30 in a BA or BSc in Geography, Planning, or Environmental Science, or an equivalent degree in a related field of study from a recognized university.
  • Admission is contingent on the availability of an appropriate faculty member in the Department to serve as supervisor.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of a sound undergraduate 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. Some applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. Others may be required to complete certain prerequisite courses in addition to the regular graduate program. Some applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. Others may be required to complete certain prerequisite courses in addition to the regular graduate program.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

For course descriptions, please see the Geography, Planning and Environment Courses page for course descriptions.

Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies MSC (45 credits)

9

credits of Required Courses

3

credits chosen from:

HENV 605 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3.00)
HENV 610 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3.00)

6

credits:

HENV 615 Research Proposal Seminar (3.00)
HENV 685 Thesis Proposal (3.00)

6

credits of Elective Courses chosen from:

GEOG 620 Special Topics in Geography (3.00)
GEOG 625 Directed Studies (3.00)
HENV 620 Sustainable Transportation (3.00)
HENV 625 Sustainable Resource Management (3.00)
HENV 630 Theories of Society and Space (3.00)
HENV 635 Spatial Analysis (3.00)
HENV 640 (Re)shaping the City (3.00)
HENV 645 Behaviour and the Urban Environment (3.00)
HENV 650 The Political Economy of the City (3.00)
HENV 655 Environmental Modelling (3.00)
HENV 660 Climate Change and Sustainability (3.00)
HENV 665 Special Topics Seminar (3.00)
HENV 670 Environmental Governance (3.00)
HENV 675 Community-Based Conservation (3.00)
HENV 680 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science (3.00)
HENV 690 Seminar in Social and Cultural Geography (3.00)

30

credits:

HENV 695 Thesis (30.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (three semesters) of full-time graduate study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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