Geography

We are one of Canada’s leading Geography programs. This program’s recognized strength is in both biophysical processes and in critical human geography.

Your fellow students are engaged in fieldwork from the High Arctic to the Himalayas, as well as in York’s hydrology, GIS/remote sensing, climatology and biogeochemistry labs.

You’ll join a small group of 50 students supervised by 32 professors whose research is linked to research institutes including the York Centre for Asian Research, the City Institute, the Centre for Work & Society, the Centre for Refugee Studies, the Centre for Feminist Research and the Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean.

Areas of interest include biogeography, immigration, wetlands, post-colonialism, globalization, political ecology, place and identity, GIS and remote sensing, northern environments, transnationalism, feminist geography and labour processes.

The Graduate Association of Geography Students has an active social program and promotes the interests of Geography graduates in the University.

MA

Offered

Full-time only

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Major research paper AND
  • Thesis
Average Program Length (Full-time)

2 year(s)

Language Requirements
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)

600

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)

100

IELTS (Academic Module)

7.5

York English Language Test (YELT)

Band 1

YUELI

Level 6 with Distinction

MELAB

Overall score of 85, no component score less than 80

CAEL

Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score

C

Minimum CAE Score

B

Number of Recommendations Required
PhD

3

MA, MSc

2

Other Requirement(s)
  • MA/MSc:
    • Statement of research interests (250 words)
    • Resumé or CV, including a list of courses in which you are enrolled at present and/or employment since the award of your most recent university degree.
  • PhD:
    • Statement of research interests (500 words)
    • Major paper or thesis chapter (30-page maximum)
    • Resumé or CV
Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
Application Deadline(s)
February 10, 2016 (Fall Entry)
We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile -- supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

Completed Application Package means:

  1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
  2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
Mail or courier completed application package to:
Mail

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

MSc

Offered

Full-time only

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Major research paper AND
  • Thesis
Average Program Length (Full-time)

2 year(s)

Language Requirements
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)

600

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)

100

IELTS (Academic Module)

7.5

York English Language Test (YELT)

Band 1

YUELI

Level 6 with Distinction

MELAB

Overall score of 85, no component score less than 80

CAEL

Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score

C

Minimum CAE Score

B

Number of Recommendations Required
PhD

3

MA, MSc

2

Other Requirement(s)
  • MA/MSc:
    • Statement of research interests (250 words)
    • Resumé or CV, including a list of courses in which you are enrolled at present and/or employment since the award of your most recent university degree.
  • PhD:
    • Statement of research interests (500 words)
    • Major paper or thesis chapter (30-page maximum)
    • Resumé or CV
Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
Application Deadline(s)
February 10, 2016 (Fall Entry)
We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile -- supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

Completed Application Package means:

  1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
  2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
Mail or courier completed application package to:
Mail

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

PhD

Offered

Full-time only

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Comprehensive examination(s) AND
  • Dissertation
Average Program Length (Full-time)

4 year(s)

Language Requirements
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)

600

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)

100

IELTS (Academic Module)

7.5

York English Language Test (YELT)

Band 1

YUELI

Level 6 with Distinction

MELAB

Overall score of 85, no component score less than 80

CAEL

Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score

C

Minimum CAE Score

B

Number of Recommendations Required
PhD

3

MA, MSc

2

Other Requirement(s)
  • MA/MSc:
    • Statement of research interests (250 words)
    • Resumé or CV, including a list of courses in which you are enrolled at present and/or employment since the award of your most recent university degree.
  • PhD:
    • Statement of research interests (500 words)
    • Major paper or thesis chapter (30-page maximum)
    • Resumé or CV
Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
Application Deadline(s)
February 10, 2016 (Fall Entry)
We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile -- supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

Completed Application Package means:

  1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
  2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
Mail or courier completed application package to:
Mail

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3