Prospective Graduate Students

Thinking About Graduate Studies?

With a focus on Human Geography, Earth System Dynamics and Spatial and Geographic Information Science, our graduate programs combine outstanding academic preparation, with specialized technical and research skills to put you at the top of your field post-graduation.  Engage in extensive scholarship, develop a network of professional contacts, and learn to collaborate across disciplines as you work to address some of the world's most pressing social and environmental problems.    Small class sizes and leading-edge research and teaching faculty contribute to a welcoming and collegial graduate experience, where individual mentorship and rigourous academic preparation go hand-in-hand.    

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Research Areas  

In addition to our broader research areas, faculty expertise in geographical political economies, global environmental change, water science, the city, spatial health and spatial information theory allows you to delve deeper into a specific area of interest.


Choose from the following graduate level programs:

Graduate Careers

Our alumni work across many different sectors in positions related to public policy development, land use planning, resource management and conservation, environmental consulting, GIS, and urban and regional planning, among others. Graduates of our programs are also employed in academic positions at post-secondary institutions and research institutes around the world.