Masters Programs

Masters Program Requirements

MA Requirements

  • Graduate thesis (18 units)
  • GEOG 600 and 601 (non-credit courses graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis)
  • 12 units of required and elective courses (3 courses), including:
    • GEOG 603 (5) - Theory and Methods for Human Geographers
    • Remaining units (7 units/two courses) can be drawn from the list of Geography graduate courses, or, with the Graduate Chair’s approval, from related graduate courses in other departments*
    • Students with deficiencies may be asked to complete additional course work
     
    *Students may also apply to take courses at participating institutions under the Western Deans Agreement
     
    Please see the SFU Academic Calendar for detailed requirements:
     

 

MSc Requirements

  • Graduate thesis (18 units)
  • GEOG 600 and 601 (non-credit courses graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis)
  • 12 units of required and elective courses (3 courses), including:
    • GEOG 606 (5) - Research Design and Analytical Techniques in Physical Geography (with the supervisor’s consent, this can be replaced by another course)
    • Remaining units (7 units/two courses) can be drawn from the list of Geography graduate courses, or, with the Graduate Chair’s approval, from related graduate courses in other departments*
    • Students with deficiencies may be asked to complete additional course work
     
    *Students may also apply to take courses at participating institutions under the Western Deans Agreement
     
    Please see the SFU Academic Calendar for detailed requirements:  

 

 

Masters Program Timeline

 

 

Note - the timeline items listed above will vary somewhat by program.  Please check with your supervisor for specific details.

Geography Graduate Handbook

For comprehensive details on the structure of the Masters program and the requirements for completion, please see the Geography Graduate Handbook.