Our general funding policy for full-time graduate students describes the funding that is provided to full-time Master’s and PhD students. If you receive an offer of admission, your specific guaranteed minimum funding package will be spelled-out in detail in writing.
A list of current funded research opportunities is available on the web site. This is a starting point. Once you've identified some opportunities that seem interesting, contact the faculty members who are offering those opportunities. You can also inquire with faculty members about other opportunities they have available that are not identified in this list.
We are housed in our own building, which has outstanding facilities. All full-time students within their normal program durations have newly-renovated office space in our building. The Department has modern physical geography labs and up-to-date computing facilities supported by experienced technical staff. The University Library is top-notch; through the Tri-Universities Group of Libraries, Guelph students also have full access to the libraries of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.
Guelph's Geography graduate programs are designed for full-time students. As a general rule, we do not accept students into the program on a part-time basis. However, if you can come to an accommodation with a prospective advisor, this may be possible in exceptional circumstances.
Applicants to the Master's program should have an average in their last two year's of full-time study of at least B, and a recognized honours degree; successful applicants typically have an average of B+ or better. Applicants to the PhD program should have an A- average and a recognized Master's degree. Applicants whose degrees are from non-Canadian universities should see the University's International Credential Evaluation Guidelines to determine whether or not their degree(s) qualify them for admission.
The Department offers research-focused MA/MSc and PhD degrees in Geography. Students may also register in Geography to undertake the MA/MSc/PhD program in Collaborative International Development Studies.