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Graduate Program in Spatial Analysis

Tuition and Financial Support

Information about current graduate tuition fees and associated regulations can be found at

Ryerson University provides financial support for as many full-time graduate students as possible. Categories of financial support include:

  • Ryerson Graduate Scholarships (RGS)
  • Ryerson Graduate Awards (RGA)
  • Other University-internal awards
  • Research stipends
  • Research assistantships
  • Teaching assistantships

Scholarships, stipends and awards are offered on a competitive basis and the number awarded in any year depends on academic performance. RGS and RGA do not require separate application because all candidates are automatically entered in the competition as part of the application process.

In recent years, the average funding package for students in the Master of Spatial Analysis was over $10,000, and up to $19,000 from Ryerson-internal sources alone. The level of funding depends on factors such as incoming academic qualifications, time of application, suitability for research and teaching assistantships, as well as academic standing in the program.

Students are also encouraged to apply for external scholarships from the major federal granting agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) and the Province of Ontario (Ontario Graduate Scholarships). These scholarships require separate applications well in advance of admission to the program.

For further information on graduate funding see: (

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Program-Related News

21 February 2017 - Congratulations to Joseph Ariwi's success with two 2nd prizes at YSGS's "Why Ryerson?" and "My Voice, Our Future" contests!

The first contest was for a 20-word statement explaining why the student chose Ryerson for their graduate education: 2nd Place: Joseph Ariwi, Spatial Analysis MSA "I chose Ryerson for my graduate education because of the depth of expertise and diversity of culture found on campus."

The second contest was for a 1-minute video on who they are and where they are headed after Ryerson: 2nd Place: Joseph Ariwi, Spatial Analysis MSA.

16 November 2016 - We had a successful 15-year MSA Reunion that took place concurrently with the EA user conference reception and a GIS Day-themed display of geovisualization projects from the MSA cartography course on Nov 16, 2016! Many thanks for the enormous support provided by Environics Analytics! Environics Analytics founder and president, @statslady Jan Kestle, is quoted with identifying "Geography as the secret sauce" that integrates data for advanced analytics. The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Ryerson University received shout-outs and accolades for training the next generation of data analysts through its BA in Geographic Analysis and MSA in Spatial Analysis programs. See an event report from Dr. Claus Rinner (

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