Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Field of Study:Geography
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,381
National: $6,381


The PhD program offers two areas of study: the geography of societal change with emphasis on the global political economy; restructuring and the environment; geographies of socio-cultural evaluation; feminist geographies, and the geography of environmental change with emphasis on environmental processes and anthropogenic impacts; appraisal and societal management of environmental resources. Ottawa is rich in study resources vital to the geographer, such as the National Library of Canada, the National Archives of Canada, the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Statistics Canada and various other federal government departments. Numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also have their head offices in Ottawa. Research and career possibilities are just down the road.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The normal requirement for admission to the Ph.D. program is a master's degree (or the equivalent) in geography, with at least an A- average. A student already registered in the M.A. or M.Sc. program who shows outstanding academic performance and research promise may be permitted to transfer to the Ph.D. program with a recommendation by the Departmental graduate committee. Applicants whose academic preparation has deficiencies in certain areas may be admitted to the Ph.D. program with the requirement that they complete additional course work. Admission to the Ph.D. program is granted on a full-time basis in September for the fall term.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2022