The Masters program offers opportunities for research in the areas of socio-economic spaces and change, environmental management and governance, and biophysical systems and processes. The program is distinctive in that it emphasizes interrelationships among biophysical and human systems. A unifying theme is the emphasis on integration and evaluation. Scales of inquiry range from the local to the global, in both developed and developing countries.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered:
Program Requirements (For students entering F11 or later)
MA/MSC WITH THESIS
MA/MSC BY COURSEWORK AND PROJECT
GEOGRAPHY/COLLABORATIVE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS) SHARED MA AND MSC PROGRAMS
Students can choose to combine their MA or MSc in Geography with an IDS designation. The collaborative IDS program offers an interdisciplinary framework for the study of international development that combines training in a selected academic discipline with exposure to a broad range of social science perspectives. This designation gives extra flexibility on the job market while permitting disciplinary specialization required by most PhD programs.
The collaborative Geography course requirements include:
In addition to the Geography course requirements, students take the IDS seminar and one course from each core area: Sociology/Anthropology, Geography, Economics and Political Science. Completion of the IDS program adds the designation "International Development Studies" to your MA or MSc degree. Visit the IDS website for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residency Requirement and Program Duration
Students must complete the equivalent of at least 2 semesters of full-time study and research. Students are expected to complete the MA/MSc program within 5 semesters.