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Geography and Environmental Studies (MA/MSc/MES)

Program Website

Dr. Brent Wolfe, Program Coordinator
Department Directory

In the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) Graduate Program at Laurier students explore a range of research interests from the analysis of pressing social and environmental issues to theoretical questions of philosophical and technical import. They do this within a wide variety of geography sub-disciplines and often as part of on-going multi-disciplinary projects. Our graduate program is offered through the Joint Program in Geography ( which is a partnership between GES and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo.  The joint program makes us the second largest graduate geography program in North America.

Program Details

Duration of Program
12-24 months
Program Options

Master of Arts (MA) — courses with MRP
courses with thesis
(full-time or part-time)

Master of Environmental Studies (MES) —
courses with MRP
courses with thesis  (full-time or part-time)

Master of Science (MSc) — courses with thesis (full-time only)


MA - environmental and resource management; geomatics; human geography

MES - environmental and resource management; environmental science; geomatics; human geography

MSc - environmental science; geomatics

For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

 Minimum Standing
Honours degree in geography  or a related field  B

Application Deadlines

Start Date
Application Due
January 15 for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full.


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $13,000/year

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships,
  • studentships.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Consult the academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.


It is strongly recommended that students contact a prospective advisor(s) prior to submitting his/her application.