Geography (MA)

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Personal Statement of Interest in Geography

Master of Arts

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 human geography (urban, transportation, planning, economic, political, cultural), physical/environmental geography (geomorphology, climatology, soils), geographic information science (GIS, cartography, remote sensing), or 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

  • Human Geography
  • Physical / Environmental Geography
  • Geotechniques
  • Geographic Education

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 (550/79) or IELTS (6.5)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement of Academic Interests in Geography

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • Fall Semester: April 1

Graduate Assistantship Requirements

  • Completed graduate assistantship and/or tuition scholarship applications forms should be sent with all other application documents ( by February1 for full consideration for the following academic year.

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