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Admission Requirements

The Admission deadline for first consideration for Fall 2022 is January 18, 2022.

Please visit or contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further information on deadline dates, English language proficiency and the online application.

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent, from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Achieved a minimum of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have the necessary background to pursue Master’s level graduate work in spatial analysis. (For example, if the undergraduate work involves geography, urban studies, urban and regional planning, environmental studies, forestry, soil science, urban design, biology, geology, economics, computer science, or any similar discipline, applicants should have included at least either a one-semester credit in GIS or a one-semester credit in applied statistics or quantitative methods, in their baccalaureate program).

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School at Ryerson, the Master of Spatial Analysis program requires the following materials:

Statement of Research Interest

You are required to submit a written statement of approximately 500 words outlining your  research interests and reasons for pursuing graduate study in Spatial Analysis. Your statement should outline a specific research project that you wish to conduct, potential supervisors whom you may want to work with, your preparation for the MSA program through previous studies and work experience, and your career objectives and how the MSA relates to them.

Letters of Reference

Two Letters of Recommendation are required for each application.

Students applying for the full-time program must provide both letters of recommendation from former instructors (post-secondary level); while those applying for the part-time program may substitute one letter from their current employer for one academic reference.

Reference letters are a key component of your application package, and close attention must be paid prior to selecting a referee. It is also your responsibility to contact the referees before filling out the online application form to confirm their availability.