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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA - [UOTTAWA], OTTAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1848Established Year
  41951Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (Geography)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa

$ 19,289 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Master of Arts in Geography at the University of Ottawa is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
  • The Department of Geography offers a master of arts (with thesis), a master of science (with thesis), and a Ph.D. in geography.
  • In certain cases, students may be admitted to the master's in geography on a part-time basis. 
  • Some of the main courses that students will study in this program are:
    • Place and Social Transformations
    • Espaces et lieux entre société et culture
    • Data Analysis and Modelling
    • Advanced Geomatics
    • Spatial Data Analysis
  • The objectives of the Department are to foster awareness of the field of Geography and to add to the body of geographic knowledge and methodology through teaching and research.
  • The Department also endeavors to prepare specialized teachers and researchers to meet the demands of the teaching profession and of various public and private agencies.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 19:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • Career positions may include:
    • cartographer
    • commercial, residential or rural surveyor
    • environmental manager
    • exploration geologist
    • facilities manager, etc with an average salary of 76,475 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 41,228 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa
Program Urlhttps://catalogue.uottawa.ca/en/graduate/master-arts-geography/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • For CGPA, Students have to submit/ request official transcripts from the university where they completed/ are completed their degree.
  • Must write a letter of intent and submit a resume.
  • Need to have maintained a CGPA of at least 7.7/10 to be invited for an interview.
  • Students must hold an honors bachelor’s degree (4 years) with an average of 70%.
  • Students applying to the clinical program will be required to attend an interview with clinical faculty prior to being accepted for admission.

English Language proficiency:

  • Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines, and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program.
  • Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.
  • Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the higher secondary education.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15

Winter
May 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$19289$19289
Others$1325$1325
Total fees$20614$20614

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,420
Meals$ 5,350
Living expenses$ 2,990

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #151/ 200

Geography [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Student Visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) are required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the student visa is 113 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:

  • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD.
  • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 USD.

The Applications are to be submitted on the university page for the future work term.

  • Spring/Summer term - March 14 to June 13
  • Fall term - August 1 to October 10
  • Winter term - December 1 to January 31

Some jobs available on campus are:

  • Student ambassador
  • Student mentor
  • Research assistant
  • Assistant editor
  • Assistant fundraising officer
  • Theatre costume assistant

Career and Placement after Course

Career Opportunities after completing this program are:

  • cartographer
  • commercial, residential or rural surveyor
  • environmental manager
  • exploration geologist
  • facilities manager



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