Geography (M.A.)

Location Offered: 
On-Campus

Program Overview:

Students may choose either a thesis or non-thesis track. Generally, the equivalent of two years of full-time study is required to complete the program. A student may concentrate his or her studies in many subfields of geography including GID, remote sensing, physical (fluvial and glacial geomorphology, soils), political, urban, transportation, economic, and geographic education. The Department has extensive laboratory facilities and field equipment for physical geography including soils/sediment analysis capabilities, and extensive global positioning systems (GPS) equipment. Computer facilities include state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories operating ArcView, ArcInfo, ERDAS Imagine, S-Plus and other software packages.

Areas of Concentration Currently Available:

  • Geography Education
    • Geotechniques in Geography Education, Internationalizing Teacher Education, Geography Curriculum
  • Geotechniques
    • Advanced Spatial Analysis & Statistics, Geovisualization, Health Geographics, Remote Sensing, Spatial Decision Support Systems
  • Human Geography
    • Artic Social & Environmental Systems, Financial Institutions & Immigrant Integration, Geographies of Knowledge Economy & Creative Capital, Regional Development & Policy, International Trade/Economy/Development, Transportation, and Historical & Cultural Geography of Cities
  • Physical Geography
    • Geomophology, Geoarchaeology, Hazards, Quatenrnary Landscapes/Environment, and Climate Change

Admission Requirements:

  • International Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts sent directly from your current and/or all prior academic institutions that you have attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • Official report of TOEFL score (79) or IELTS (6.5). Conditional admission granted for students who have a TOEFL score of 46.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicant Statement addressing the Professional background, Motivations for seeking degree, and Career goals

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Semester: No Intake
  • Fall Semester: February 1

Graduate Assistantship Requirements:

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