The Department of Geography's master of arts program educates qualified students for work toward the PhD degree, and for professional careers in government service, federal agencies, health departments, industry and regional or urban planning. The department's goals are to provide students quality academic instruction in geography; to foster and advance teaching, research and publication in the field of geography; and to provide the expertise of geographers to the community at large so that decision-makers in both the public and private sectors may enhance the quality of their decisions.
The program offers theoretical foundation and computer applications in
The program also allows students to specialize in one of four tracks, each of which offer a mix of theory, practice, tools and techniques:
There is a thesis option for each of the four tracks. Each track requires a total of 40 credits, as well as defense of a project or a thesis.
|Fall Admission||Spring Admission|
|MA||January 15 (funding)
May 15 (regular)
|October 15 (funding)
January 15 (regular)
The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
Applicants must submit the following:
And, for international applicants:
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for any program-specific requirements.
Mark Blumler, Graduate Director
Last Updated: 8/29/14