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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Geography
Description:The Honours Program in Human Geography encompasses five major subfields or themes: Environment, GIS & Spatial Analysis, Health and Population, Economic Geography, and Urban Geography. For each of these themes, there is an introductory course offered at Level II that provides students with an overview of key themes and concepts. At Levels III and IV, a series of more advanced courses are offered. For example, the urban geography subfield offers courses in the historical geography of cities, urban planning, residential geographies and the evolution of urban housing. Likewise, the GIS & Spatial Analysis subfield provides courses on remote sensing, raster and vector GIS applications, as well as advanced spatial statistics. It should be noted that each subfield has its own sequence of courses and prerequisites (see the Course Listings section in the Social Science Undergraduate Calendar). Students can elect to take some or all of the upper level courses from different subfields. In addition, there is a core set of courses encompassing research design, data collection and analysis, field work, and the senior thesis or review paper.
URL:Geography at McMaster University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,989
International: $29,251

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77 to 80
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 190, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 May 21, 2019