Department of Geography

Welcome to McGill Geography

Geography is the study of physical environments and human habitats. It deals with people and places. It covers issues such as global warming and climate change, food and water resources, management of ecosystems, human health, regional economic disparities, urban infrastructure, native land claims and permafrost problems. Both a physical and a social science, it provides a unique opportunity to obtain a broad exposure to modes of analyzing the many environmental and situational problems of contemporary society. Our department is based in the Faculty of Science and offers degrees at the Bachelors (B.A., B.Sc, & B.A.Sc.), Masters (M.A. & M.Sc), and Ph.D. levels.

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Undergraduate Geography

The Department offers a range of undergraduate programs, courses, and learning resources.

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Graduate Geography

The Department offers graduate programs leading to a Master’s of Arts (MA), a Master’s of Science (MSc), or a doctorate (Ph.D.).

Fall 2023 field course GEOG 398 : Field studies in Human Geography - applications open!

GEOG 398 Field Studies in Human Geography will include a field component at the Mont St-Hilaire Gault Estate from August 19th to 27th, with an on-campus lecture component over the course of the fall term. An additional department fee of $1,004.25 is charged for this course (a 3% increase from last year's fee), which covers ground transport, accommodations and meals.

How to apply: Download the GEOG 398 application form and email your completed application package to Professor Oliver Coomes at oliver.coomes [at] with "GEOG 398 application form F2023" in the subject line.

Application deadline: June 15th

Qualifying applicants will be admitted on a first come first serve basis. Don't wait, apply now!

Geospectives Seminar Series

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Life after McGill

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Our program prepares students for a diverse range of careers, as well as further graduate and professional study.

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