Master of Arts in Geography Program

Department of Geography




Master of Arts in Geography Program

 

Why Choose This Program?

We have a very diverse faculty and a strong record of placing its graduates into prestigious doctoral schools. As a small program that admits a select number of students each year, we strive to provide an attentive, intimate and nurturing learning environment that is responsive to the intellectual needs of individual students. Students may expect small class sizes (typically four to eight students per course), lots of one-on-one attention from members of their supervisory committee, and plentiful opportunities for productive interactions with other students.
 
Opportunities
Students are given the opportunity to attend the Mapping the New Knowledges Conference where they gain professional experience presenting their research.
 
Grad Plus is another opportunity for students to develop skills through training services such as workshops and activities. Students develop essential career competencies alongside their academic knowledge and skills.  
 
Research at Brock
The Geography Master of Arts Program has a graduate student office equipped with computers, internet access, a networked printer and scanner, ample work space and desks for all students. We also have physical geography and GIS labs, and remote sensing equipment.
 
Brock University is located in Niagara Region, close to wineries and tourist attractions, Niagara Falls, the Niagara Escarpment and Short Hills, the US border, and many sites of historical and cultural interest. We are also close to major cities like Toronto, Buffalo and Hamilton, as well a variety of rural landscapes, which provide exciting opportunities for geographical field research and analysis.
 
The Geography Department is adjacent to the University Map Library, which contains the largest and most comprehensive map and air photo collection in the Niagara Region, as well as up-to-date electronic, digital data and on-line resources. 

 

Geography research