Geography is the study of human use and interaction with the Earth and the identification of spatial and temporal variation in natural and human processes. Geography uses principles of mathematics, social science, and natural science to analyze and interpret spatial processes and change in the environment and human society.

Course offerings combined with excellent research facilities allow students to pursue topics such as resource management, environmental analysis, land use planning, cartography, geographic information systems, and remote sensing. Geography research combines field work and computational analysis to issues of contemporary policy and management. Geographers find jobs and careers as geospatial analysts, GIS developers, teachers and professors, research scientists, in academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

Master’s degree candidates may elect a thesis or non-thesis option. Geography participates as one of the minors in Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree programs.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term

Fall Term Recommended

Required Tests
  • None

GRE will no longer be required on applications for fall 2021 and later.

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.

Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
December 15

for priority consideration

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
January 05

final deadline

Funding Deadline for all applicants
January 05

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  Geography Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.

AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)