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.

The MA or MSc 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. For more information, please see Program Components in the Graduate Student Handbook.

The Environment and Sustainability program adds to the Geography curriculum and provides  the opportunity to interact with students from diverse disciplines to explore interdisciplinary, environmental issues. The program blends seminars, panel discussions and field trips to improve research skills, communication and teaching.


Masters 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, usually from Geography. The Geography Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the student's academic program, especially the thesis research and thesis preparation. The Environment and Sustainability program requires that the student have at least one meeting/year with an Environmental and Sustainability program advisor, who is in addition to the Geography Advisory Committee. This can be done during the diagnostic or independent of the diagnostic meeting. For details see