MA or MSc in Geography (Environment and Sustainability)

This page refers to the research-based collaborative program, not the course-based program.  The latter is administered by Environment and Sustainability alone.

See also the PhD in Environment and Sustainability

Description

The M/A/Sc in Geography (Environment and Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary degree offered within Geography in collaboration with the Environment and Sustainability Program.  The degree consists of all mandatory program components in Geography along with the mandatory program components required by Environment and Sustainability.  The program blends formal instruction and seminars with individual supervision and research experience, and provides the opportunity to improve and practice research skills, communication and teaching.  The program provides an opportunity for interaction with students, and supervision by faculty, from a wide range of other disciplines engaged in environmental science research. 

Admission to Geography + E&S

Students who want to enter the Environment and Sustainability Program apply for graduate admission to Geography and subsequently (typically) apply to Environment and Sustainability early in their first term in the program.

Degree Requirements

The degree consists of all mandatory program components in Geography along with the mandatory program components required by Environment and Sustainability

Funding

Geography students enrolled in Environment and Sustainability receive no change in funding from Geography once they identify the addition of the Environment and Sustainability component to their degree, however they are eligible for funding that is specific to Environment and Sustainability.

Supervision

M/A/Sc students are supervised through an Advisory Committee of at least two, consisting of the Supervisor and another faculty member knowledgeable in the area of research. The thesis supervisor must be listed as a member of the Environment and Sustainability's "Core Faculty". The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the student's academic program, especially the thesis research and thesis preparation. 

Upgrade to PhD

Exceptional students who have completed their Masters coursework may potentially
upgrade to a PhD.

Questions?

Please contact the Program Administrator in the Environment and Sustainability program with any questions regarding the collaborative program.

Phone: 519-850-2570

Email: hsanders@uwo.ca

Program requirements, course offerings and funding can change due to unforeseen circumstances.