Geography

www.geog.utoronto.ca

The Department of Geography and Planning ​offers facilities for research leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. The PhD program prepares students for academic careers in teaching and research. Some may also pursue an advanced career in the public or non-profit sectors, given the rising demand outside of academia for people with a PhD credential.

In Geography, faculty conduct research in the following areas: geomorphology, climatology, hydrology, biogeography, pedology, environmental assessment and sustainable natural resource management, international development, industrial innovation, urban and economic geography, cultural and historical geography, gender studies, social geography, regional analysis, the history and philosophy of geography, remote sensing, computer cartography, spatial statistics, topics in land/geographic information systems, and quantitative analysis. The territories of special concern are Canada, the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Northwestern and Central Europe, East Asia, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union.

Degrees Offered

Geography - MA, MSc, PhD

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MA-22-Jan-2016
MSc-22-Jan-2016
PhD-22-Jan-2016
MA-22-Jan-2016
MSc-22-Jan-2016
PhD-22-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MA-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MA-3.3
MSc-3.3
PhD-3.7
MA-3.3
MSc-3.3
PhD-3.7
4. Tuition fee MA-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
MA-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MA-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
MA-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MA-Before
MSc-Before
PhD-Before
MA-Before
MSc-Before
PhD-Before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MA-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MA-Applicant
MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
MA-Applicant
MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MA-3 sessions
MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MA-3 sessions
MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar