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Admission Requirements

The Department of Geography coordinates its admission process with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Please consult their Admission Requirements and guidelines for Applying to Western in addition to the information here.

GPA Requirement

Eligibility for funding in the form of teaching assistantships and internal scholarships requires a minimum of 78% for domestic students (Canadian or Permanent Residents) and 80% for international students. With few exceptions, only those students eligible for funding are admitted. Similarly, exceptionally strong Masters students may be considered for promotion (upgrading) to the PhD program without completing the Masters degree. Environment and Sustainability and Migration and Ethnic Relations students apply for graduate admission to Geography and subsequently apply to the Collaborate Programs early in their first term of the program.

Questions?

Please contact the Graduate Administrator with any questions regarding the graduate program.
Phone: 519-661-2111, Ext. 85033;
Email:GeoGradAdmin@uwo.ca

Note: Program requirements, course offerings and funding can change due to unforeseen circumstances

Language Requirement

Evidence of proficiency in English is required for applicants whose first language is not English. The required level of proficiency can best be demonstrated by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which must have been administered within the last two years. An Official Examiner's Score can be submitted directly to Western by the Educational Testing Service. Western's TOEFL ID is 0984.

The minimum total score for the internet-based test is 88, with individual minimum section requirements as follows: reading - 22; listening - 20; speaking - 22; writing - 24. If submitted in lieu of TOEFL, the minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) score is 7. The Department of Geography does not require applicants to submit GRE scores, but these can be submitted in support of an application.

Questions?

Please contact the Graduate Administrator with any questions regarding the graduate program.
Phone: 519-661-2111, Ext. 85033;
Email:GeoGradAdmin@uwo.ca

Note: Program requirements, course offerings and funding can change due to unforeseen circumstances

Additional Collaborative Program Requirements

For more information on collaborative program requirements, please see their respective website sections.

For an overview of requirements please visit the pages on the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website