The Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University offers a comprehensive graduate program in Human Geography, Physical Geography (Earth Systems Science), and Geographic Information Systems, based on innovative research and strong collaboration between faculty and graduate students. Our specialized Physical Geography labs include GIS and remote-sensing labs equipped with a wide range of the latest software and hardware, and facilities with the latest field equipment and laboratory instrumentation required for studying climatology, sedimentology, and the biogeochemistry of environmental change, among other topics.
In human geography, we provide strong support for fieldwork that engages topics of public interest from the community to the national or international scale. Many of our students work on questions of global significance, including development projects in Latin America or Africa, ecological change in the Arctic or the relationship between international migration and human rights. In recent years, our students have travelled to Nunavut, Japan, Great Britain, Africa, Bolivia, Guatemala, the Caribbean, and other locales.
We provide a place for graduate students to learn and excel within a vibrant and supportive intellectual community. For a list of potential research projects by Academic Supervisor, please see Current Research Opportunities for Prospective Graduate Students 2024-2025 (pdf, 178kB).