Coursework (1.5 Full Credit Equivalents)
- Human Geography Core Course (0.5 FCE)
- Elective Course in Geography (0.5 FCE)
- Elective Course from inside or outside Geography (0.5 FCE)
It is recommended that coursework be completed in year one.
Research Proposal: students must submit a research proposal to their supervisor by March 1st in year one. The research proposal must be 2500-4000 words and address:
- Outline of topic and research questions
- Literature review
- Proposed timeline for completion (including breakdown of research, writing and defense)
Annual Report: this report form must be submitted to the graduate office in the fall of year two.
Thesis and Oral Defense: students must complete a thesis, to be defended through a departmental oral exam before a committee of at least two graduate faculty members (one of whom must be from Geography) in addition to the supervisor(s).
Thesis manuscripts are approximately 100 pages in length, documenting the results of independent research conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Once the final thesis (and any required revisions, as determined by the committee) are completed, the manuscript must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and the Department. Information concerning manuscript formatting, electronic submission and copyright is available at the SGS website.
*Students enrolled in a collaborative specialization should consult the collaborative specializations page for additional requirements.