How to apply for graduate studies

Start your journey to a graduate degree in Geography with these steps. 

Getting ready

Follow these steps before you apply for grad studies. Admissions to graduate programs are highly competitive, as there are a limited number of spaces. There is no general right of admission, so it's best to be as prepared as possible. 

Before you start

Ensure you meet admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and your program.

Preparing

Plan 2 to 6 months to prepare required documents. International students may need longer. 

Deadline

To be considered for funding for September admission, your online application and all application components must be received by:

MGIS
• International Students – April 30
• Canada/Permanent Residents/USA – July 31

Thesis (MA, MSc, PhD)
• All applicants – January 5

Graduate programs

Find the program that's right for you.


Thesis-based graduate programs

Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MSc) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Course-based graduate program

Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS)

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Ready to apply?

Have you made your final decision and you're ready to apply?

What you'll need

The Faculty of Graduate Studies has detailed instructions about the application process.

Read admission steps and requirements

Do you have everything?

You are responsible for ensuring your application is complete and all documents are received by the deadline. 

Graduate supervisor

Students are advised to contact the Department of Geography for guidance in finding a supervisor. 

Contact us

Begin your application

First, create an eID. You must have one to access the online application.

Once you begin, remember to click 'Save & Continue' often to ensure your application is saved. 

Online application


Graduate program contacts

Contact us for any questions you may have about the programs we offer in the Department of Geography.

Graduate Program Administrator

Ask me about graduate program advising

Paulina Medori
403.220.4838
geograd@ucalgary.ca »

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Questions?

View some commonly asked questions you may have about applying for graduate studies in the Department of Geography.

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