The Department of Geography at Western offers the doctoral degree in Geography and two Masters degrees, an MA and MSc. There is opportunity to obtain graduate education in a wide range of areas of geographic knowledge, research and applications.
Our graduate programs provide a blend of formal instruction, seminar discussions, personal supervision, a wide array of field experiences in many regions of the world, and the opportunity to practice and improve communication, teaching and research skills. Graduates go on to academic careers, teaching professions or government and industry careers.
The PhD is a research degree in which the dissertation, a contribution of original knowledge to Geography is the primary focus. The MA and MSc degrees in Geography are two-year programs that combine course work with a thesis and are tailored to the needs and interests of each Masters student.
We also participate in innovative collaborative and interdisciplinary programs including the Environment and Sustainability program and Migration and Ethnic Relations program.