Master's

Overview

Graduates with a four-year first degree after senior matriculation or an Honours degree from a recognized university, or with equivalent qualifications, and with at least a B (second class) standing will be considered for admission as Candidates for the M.A. or M.Sc. degree.

Master of Arts / Master of Science Degree by Thesis

In addition to Geography 5011 1.0: Graduate Colloquium , four half-courses, or equivalent, including Geography 5010 3.0 . Courses are selected by candidates with the help of their advisors and at least 3 of the 4 half courses must be offered by the Geography program. A reading course may not be counted as one of the 3 Geography half courses. Students must successfully complete one of the program's research seminar courses. Masters students may take a maximum of one reading half course. Each candidate must submit a thesis based upon original research, and must successfully defend the thesis at an oral examination.

Master of Arts / Master of Science Degree by Research Paper

In addition to Geography 5011 1.0, six half-courses, or equivalent, including Geography 5010 3.0. Courses are selected by candidates with the help of their advisors and at least 4 of the 6 half courses must be offered by the Geography program. A reading course may not be counted as one of the 4 Geography half courses. Students must successfully complete one of the program's research seminar courses. Masters students may take a maximum of one reading course. Each candidate must submit a research paper based upon original research, and must successfully defend the research paper at an oral examination. A research paper should be equal to a thesis in academic quality, but is more limited in scope.

 

For more details about academic requirements for Geography graduate program, please visit: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/files/2014/06/fgs-calendar-2017-17-f.pdf

To access past requirements, please visit http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/regulations/program-requirements/.