The Master of Arts (Geography) is the logical progression for graduates from a Bachelor of Arts program. However, students interested in Physical Geography, who do not wish to pursue the Master of Science (Environment and Physical Geography) may also enroll in the program and study many areas of Physical Geography as well as Human Geography.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree and is never conferred solely as a result of coursework study. An essential feature of Ph.D. study is the candidate's demonstration of competence to complete a research project and present the findings. The thesis must constitute a distinct contribution to knowledge in the major field of study and the material must be of sufficient merit to be, in the judgment of the examiners, acceptable for publication.
This program is unique in Canada - nowhere else has the wide diversity of expertise been brought together under one Departmental umbrella. The Department:
aims to provide students with a greater awareness of issues involving environment and geography, and to conduct forefront research on a host of associated issues
is a forerunner in research outreach activities including Schools on Board, a national initiative to engage schools and communities in Arctic science research by interacting with international CASES research teams on board the Canadian Research Icebreaker