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Welcome Prospective Graduates

The Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Saskatchewan offers graduate programs leading to MA, MSc, and PhD degrees.  Successful applicants will join a vigorous, research-oriented department with strong collaborative links to both social and natural science departments on campus, to graduate schools (Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability), to research institutes of the Government of Saskatchewan and Environment Canada, as well as other institutions both nationally and internationally.  

Research Areas

  • Environmental Studies, Policy, Management, and Assessment
  • Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Hydrological and Ecohydrological Processes and Modeling
  • Landscape Analysis and Environmental Change
  • Regional, Urban and Watershed Planning
  • Aboriginal and Health Studies

Further information of the research interests of the faculty of the Department is provided by the list of recent graduate student theses defended and on individual faculty webpages (located on the People page from the top menu).

Faculty use a range of research methods including quantitative and modeling techniques as well as qualitative research techniques.  Field work spans the country with well instrumented field sites in the Canadian North and the Rockies as well as selected urban and rural places across the country and internationally.  The Department hosts a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change and Water Resources, and is equipped with graduate student offices, laboratories, and research space for both the social and natural sciences with recent investments provided by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, University, and Province of Saskatchewan. The department also shares the university commitment to develop partnerships between communities and the university and to engage in research projects that improve conditions for people living in the province.

All applicants for graduate studies are evaluated on the basis of their academic record assessed from transcripts of previous university work, letters of reference, and their compatibility with the research activities of the Department. Student stipend support is available on a competitive basis.

Helpful Information

Masters Program Factsheet

Doctorate Program Factsheet

Current Graduate Course Offerings

How to Apply