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  and either Geography  5209 3.0 or Geography 5600 3.0.  In addition, MA students must complete Geography 5025 3.0.   Elective 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 graduate program in Geography. 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, students must successfully complete six half-courses, or equivalent, including Geography 5010 3.0 and either Geography 5209 3.0 or Geography 5600 3.0.  In addition, MA students must complete Geography 5025 3.0.  Elective courses are selected by candidates with the help of their advisors, and at least 3 of the 6 half courses must be offered by the Geography graduate 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 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.

 

* Important Note:  Geography graduate degree requirements in fgs-calendar-2017-17-f.pdf is not reflecting our current, updated requirements.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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