Cutting-edge Graduate Programs

In the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, we contribute to the body of knowledge in our diverse fields through high-quality teaching and excellence in research. We prepare specialized teachers and researchers to meet the demands of the geographic profession for various public, private and community agencies. Our graduate students undertake meaningful research on a diverse range of topics redefining geography, environment and geomatics, and leading them to a wide variety of careers. From Canada’s northernmost glaciers to Toronto’s immigration, from remote sensing of shallow reefs to water security for Northern Peoples, from the study of past environmental change to the future effects of today’s forest fires, our graduates are studying all over the map for the benefit of our planet’s environments and societies. The Department has laboratories for GIS, physical geography, paleoclimatology and climatology, remote sensing and geomatics of the environment. Awards and financial support are available to full-time graduate students.

Master’s programs

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics offers a 1-year course-based MSc Concentration in Anthropocene, and 2-year thesis-based MSc and MA programs. The course-based option is best if you wish to upgrade your skills and gain professional experience by completing internships. The thesis-based options are best if you want to delve deeper into a subject and gain research experience that could enable you to do a PhD in the future. Explore our master’s programs further below. For more information on how to complete your program, scroll down to the dedicated section.

Detailed information on how to complete your program

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Graduate programs and opportunities

Distinguish your professional or academic profile at one of Canada’s top 10 research institutes. The University of Ottawa’s diverse range of programs allows you to choose a formula that improves your employment prospects and fits your lifestyle.
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Contact us

Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Simard Hall, room 047
60 University
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5725

General enquiry: [email protected]
Chair of Graduate Studies: [email protected]
Chair of Undergraduate studies: [email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday
From 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)