Master of Arts in Geography

Thesis Option

Successful candidates for the master's degree whose backgrounds are largely in physical geography or geographical information science are recommended for the Master of Science; others receive the Master of Arts.

At least one course on geographic information systems (GIS) and related geospatial techniques
GEOG 471Recent Trends in Geog Thought4
GEOG 491Research in Geography2
Each student must also fulfill program requirements specific to his/her specialty area
GEOG 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree (max 8)8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

Minimum Hours Overall Required Within the Unit: 16
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (8 in Geog)
Other Requirements:1 Some Geography program options do not allow the non-thesis Master's degree option. Contact the department for further details.
A maximum of 2 elective courses may be taken CR/NC.
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Non-Thesis Option

At least one course on geographic information systems (GIS) and related geospatial techniques
GEOG 471Recent Trends in Geog Thought4
GEOG 491Research in Geography2
Each student must also fulfill program requirements specific to his/her specialty area
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

Minimum Hours Overall Required Within the Unit: 16
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (8 in Geog)
Other Requirements:1 Some Geography program options do not allow the non-thesis Master's degree option. Contact the department for further details.
Two written research papers which address substantive research questions are required along with a comprehensive examination.
A maximum of 2 elective courses may be taken CR/NC.
Minimum GPA: 3.0