Application Information

Application Deadlines


Canadian/U.S. students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least 3 months prior to their intended start date. International students should submit their application and supporting documentation at least 7 months prior to their intended start date. Please see the application deadline chart below.

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Required Documentation 

Faculty of Graduate Studies Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee  $100 
  • Unofficial transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended(Official transcripts are required before registration):  degree certificates are also required for international degrees
  • An English Language test score, such as TOEFL or IELTS, is required, unless the applicant holds a high school or university degree from a country on the exemption list
  • Two letters of academic reference  (in addition to the program advisor's letter)

 *Official list of required documentation can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies Website.

Master of Arts/Master of Science/Master of Environment

  •  M.Env./M.Sc.—Students with a four-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Geography (physical geography specialization) or from a program in the Earth or environmental sciences will be considered. All Master’s applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the last 60 credit hours of study. 
  • M.A.—Students with an honours degree or equivalent (including a 4-year advanced degree) in Geography (human geography specialization) or from an allied discipline will be considered. All Master’s applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the last 60 credit hours of study.
  • Statement of Intent
    • A letter of intent, minimum of 1 page in length and no more than 2 is required. This letter will briefly describe your intended research project, including your previous research or experience, the proposed topic, preferred methods, and potential contributions. Letters written in the format of a research proposal are strongly preferred. Applicants are encouraged to consult the graduate scholarship application instructions of their appropriate Tricouncil Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) for guidance. The letter of intent must be approved by your proposed program advisor prior to submitting to the online system
  • Supervisor Support
    • A letter of support from potential program advisor. Applicants are responsible for contacting potential advisors prior to commencing their application. No applications will be approved without a confirmed advisor
  • Student Advisor Checklist
    • The potential advisor will complete the Student Advisor Checklist with the applicant.
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

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Doctor of Philosophy

  • A candidate must normally complete a Master’s degree before entering the Ph.D. program. A 3.5 GPA (or equivalent) in the previous 60 credit hours of course work is normally required.
  • Statement of Intent
    • A statement of research interest, minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 pages in length, which provides a detailed research proposal, is required. Letters written in the format of a research proposal are strongly preferred. Applicants are encouraged to consult the graduate scholarship application instructions of their appropriate Tricouncil Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) for guidance. The statement of research interest must be approved by your proposed program advisor prior to submitting to the online system.
  • Supervisor Support
    • A letter of support from potential program advisor. Applicants are responsible for contacting potential advisors prior to commencing their application. No applications will be approved without a confirmed advisor. 
  • Student Advisor Checklist
    • The potential advisor will also complete the Student Advisor Checklist with the applicant.
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

CLICK HERE for a list of Department Faculty Members

 

 

Faculty of Graduate Studies


 

For Information on approval requirements, or Graduate admission process, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator:

Master of Environment,
Master of Arts in Geography:
Master of Science in Environment and Geography,
Ph.D. in Geography:

 

Celia Mellinger
Graduate Program and Alumni Coordinator
Email: riddell.graduate@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-6183

440 Wallace Building
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
University of Manitoba