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Application Information

Applications for admission in September 2017 should be submitted by January 11, 2017. Applications received after this date will be considered in the order in which they are received until February 8, 2017 or until all places have been filled.

 

The Graduate Program in Geography does not admit students without a designated supervisor and so applicants are encouraged to identify appropriate faculty members in their Statement of Interest (and, where possible, contact faculty members in advance of their application). If you are unsure which faculty member fits with your own research interests, contact the Graduate Program office:

York University, Graduate Program in Geography
4700 Keele Street, N431 Ross Building
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
Telephone: +1(416) 736-5106
Fax: +1 (416) 736-5988
Email: gradgeog@yorku.ca

Your Online Application Should Include

MA/MSc

  • Application form
  • Supplementary information form (SIF)/Statement of interest (250 words)
    You should include information on your research interests and which faculty member(s) you would like to work with.
    You may upload your statement of interest via MyFile or you may enter the statement in SIF
  • 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. (please upload your document via MyFile)
  • Transcripts (please upload your most updated transcripts via MyFile)

PhD

  • Application form
  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
  • Statement of interest (500 words)
    You should include information on your research interests and which faculty member(s) you would like to work with.
    You may upload your statement of interest via MyFile or you may enter the statement in SIF
  • Major paper or thesis chapter (30-page maximum)
  • Resumé or CV (please upload your document via MyFile)
  • Transcripts (please upload your most updated transcripts via MyFile)

Application Process

Submit an online application

Submit the online application form; applicants will receive a confirmation number by email.
Approximately 48-72 hours later you should be able use your York Student Number (It usually starts with 2, please do not use your confirmation number) to access the "supplementary information form" (SIF). 

Provide Statement of Interest

You are required to provide a "statement of interest", areas of research interest, names and email addresses when you complete the SIF.  You may upload your statement of interest via MyFile or you may enter the statement in SIF.
Approximately 24-48 hours after the system has received information about your referees (names and email addresses), the system will email your referees and request a letter of recommendations from them (online).

Official copies of your transcripts to York Admissions Office

Upon acceptance to the program, official copies of your transcripts should be mailed to York Admissions Office in an enveloped sealed by the institution.

York University, Office of Admissions (Graduate)
PO Box 2300,
4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario,
M3J 1P3, CANADA

 

 

If you would like to check your application status, please visit MyFile.