Graduate Studies

Geography
2017-2018

Please refer to the Geography graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Science in Geography/Master of Arts in Geography

The Bachelor of Science in Geography and Geographic Information Science/Master of Arts in Geography integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Geography to complete their undergraduate and graduate degree in Geography in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Geography requires the following:

  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A personal statement of purpose,
  • 3 letters of recommendation,
  • GRE scores (highly recommended)

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.S./M.A. in Geography integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate and the master’s degree in Geography: GEOG 401G/B, GEOG 403G/B, GEOG 406G/B, GEOG 408G/B, GEOG 409G/B, GEOG 425G/B, GEOG 426G/B, GEOG 443G/B, GEOG 445G/B, GEOG 459G/B, GEOG 466G/B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, those courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.

Non-Geography majors who apply to the program are strongly recommended to meet the Department Graduate Program Coordinator to discuss any deficiencies.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

GEOG 505 Research Methods I (3)
GEOG 605 Research Methods II (3)

Choose one graduate seminar from the following courses:

GEOG 610 Seminars in Theory and Methodology (3)
Or
GEOG 630 Seminars in Physical Geography (3)
Or
GEOG 650 Seminars in Cultural Geography (3)

II. Select one of the following exit options: 23-26 s.h.

A.  Thesis*

GEOG 698 Thesis (3)
Directed Electives (20)

B.  Applied Project*

GEOG 697 Applied Project (3)
Directed Electives (20)

C. Professional Plan

Internship (GEOG 596 or 597) (3)
Directed Electives (23)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 32-35 s.h.

*To satisfy non-thesis research requirement, must be taken after at least one microeconomic and one macroeconomic core course has been completed.

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology/Master of Arts in Geography

The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology/Master of Arts in Geography integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Meteorology to complete their undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in Geography in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Geography requires the following:

  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A personal statement of purpose,
  • 3 letters of recommendation,
  • GRE scores (highly recommended)

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.S. in Meteorology/M.A. in Geography integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in Meteorology and the master’s degree in Geography: GEOG 401G/B, GEOG 403G/B, GEOG 406G/B, GEOG 408G/B, GEOG 409G/B, METR 425G/B, GEOG 426G/B, GEOG 443G/B, GEOG 445G/B, GEOG 459G/B, GEOG 466G/B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, those courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.

Non-Meteorology majors who apply to the program are strongly recommended to meet the Department Graduate Program Coordinator to discuss any deficiencies.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

GEOG 505 Research Methods I (3)
GEOG 605 Research Methods II (3)

Choose one graduate seminar from the following courses:

GEOG 610 Seminars in Theory and Methodology (3)
Or
GEOG 630 Seminars in Physical Geography (3)
Or
GEOG 650 Seminars in Cultural Geography (3)

II. Select one of the following exit options:…23-26 s.h.

A.  Thesis*

GEOG 698 Thesis (3)
Directed Electives (20)

B.  Applied Project*

GEOG 697 Applied Project (3)
Directed Electives (20)

C. Professional Plan

Internship (GEOG 596 or 597) (3)
Directed Electives (23)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 32-35 s.h.