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Engage in deep scholarship on the relationships between spaces, people and places. Graduate students admitted into the Geography program join a community of internationally recognized scholars offering one-on-one supervision and small graduate seminars. The program offers a judicious mix of course work and investigation that is tailored to meet the needs of each student's research endeavour. Faculty have extensive experience with physical and human geography, as well as geographic methods. With a campus located in Alberta's open prairies at the foot of the stunning Rocky Mountains, the University of Calgary offers students an incomparable location to pursue advanced study in Geography.
Students are normally admitted to the Fall term. However, off-cycle admissions may also be considered on an individual basis, but will require alternate funding arrangements. Program funding will only be distributed in the competition for Fall admissions. Please contact the program for details
Cartographer, commercial/residential surveyor, environmental consultant, planning and development surveyor, teacher, planner, demographer, community developer, resource management specialist, municipal advisor, development officer.
A PhD in geography is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two courses and four graduate research seminars
Four years full-time; six years maximum
A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before the student applies for admission
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A master’s degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
Two (one of the references must be from your master's supervisor)
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
Canadians and permanent residents - apply by January 5 | submit all supporting documents by January 15
International students - apply by January 5 | submit all supporting documents by January 15
If you're interested in this program, you might want to explore other UCalgary programs.