Master of Science in the Field of Geography

Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

Thesis option—30 credits, including 6 credits in required courses, 18 credits in elective courses, and 6 credits in thesis; non-thesis option—36 credits, including 6 credits in required courses, 18 credits in elective courses, 9 credits in research, and a 3-credit capstone internship.

Required
GEOG 6201Geographic Thought
GEOG 6304Geographical Information Systems I
Thesis option
GEOG 6292Qualitative Methods in Geography
or GEOG 6305 Geospatial Statistics
GEOG 6998Thesis Research
GEOG 6999Thesis Research
Non-thesis option
Degree candidates selecting the non-thesis option must take 3 credits of directed research.
GEOG 6292Qualitative Methods in Geography
or GEOG 6305 Geospatial Statistics
GEOG 6295Research
or GEOG 6300 Geography Capstone Internship
Electives
18 credits of electives courses to include at least one of the following:
GEOG 6226Water Resources Policy and Management
GEOG 6232Migration and Development
GEOG 6250Geographical Perspectives on Development
GEOG 6306Geographical Information Systems II
GEOG 6307Digital Image Processing
GEOG 6308Programming for Geospatial Applications
GEOG 6309GIS for Emergency Management
GEOG 6310Geovisualization & Cartography
GEOG 6311Open Source Solutions for Geospatial Project Management
GEOG 6300Geography Capstone Internship
Depending upon the chosen field of specialization, each student will select electives from appropriate courses within the department or from related programs and departments within the University or the Consortium of Universities.

The student’s program of study is developed in consultation with the advisor and graduate committee.