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 Department of Geography offers a master of arts (with thesis), a master of science (with thesis), a master in geography (without thesis) and a PhD in geography. In certain cases, students may be admitted to the master's in geography on a part-time basis.**
The department offers a collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. For more information on this program, see “Admission Requirements”.
The programs operate within the general framework of the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.
**Part-time students must normally complete course requirements, except the thesis, within a period of not more than 24 months. For more information consult the department.