Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies (MSc)

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Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Thesis
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
2 years
Credits
45 credits
Start term
Fall

Program overview

The MSc in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies looks at how today's environment is physically, politically and economically constructed. Human activity has caused unprecedented levels of environmental change in the past few decades. Our research-active faculty members have backgrounds in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and have published in numerous prestigious journals. You will join a dynamic cohort of students that includes young scholars and professionals with practical work experience. The research interests of our students include human geography, GIS, urban planning, environmental science, government policy and social justice advocacy. Montreal and its surrounding areas provide rich sites for fieldwork and analysis, as well as connections to a large francophone network with its own socio-cultural and policy histories. Now more than ever, we need to collectively engage with policy-makers in order to bring about large-scale systemic reforms.

Program structure

Admission requirements

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.

Application process


Application deadlines

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FALL

February 1

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WINTER

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summer

SUMMER

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Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.


Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

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