Considering graduate study in geography?

The Department of Geography at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, offers competitive, fully funded studentships for MA, MSc., and PhD programs. The Geography graduate program attracts students from across Canada and around the world, and provides opportunities for field-based scientific and social scientific studies in a wide variety of areas. Key topics and areas of expertise for faculty at Memorial include:

  • Coastal zone management and environmental governance
  • Arctic climate and environmental systems
  • Environmental history of fisheries and aquaculture
  • Rural and regional economic development
  • Geographies of electronic waste production and disposal
  • Recreation, resources and environmental values
  • Human dimensions of wildlife management
  • Climate variability and change in the Canadian North
  • Historical geography of mining and resource development
  • Biosecurity, disease and agricultural systems
  • Marine Geomatics and marine habitat mapping
  • Deep-sea coral biogeography and biogeochemistry
  • Biogeography and forest disturbance ecology
  • Landscape and urban ecology
  • Green infrastructure
  • Ecosystem services
  • Environmental justice

You'll receive instruction in geographical practices and methods appropriate to your field of study, leading to field research opportunities and the preparation of a research-based thesis. Our program offers the chance to interact with a diverse array of fellow students and to live and study in St. John’s, the culturally vibrant capital of the ruggedly beautiful province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our graduates go on to further advanced study, university faculty positions, and government and private sector employment.

For general information on graduate study at Memorial, see Become a Graduate Student.

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For more information, contact Dr. Joel Finnis, Graduate Co-ordinator,