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Advanced study in the form of a major research project. Students are required to submit a written proposal and gain written approval of the supervising faculty member and Graduate Program Committee. In addition to a formal written report, the student is required to make an oral presentation of research results to General Seminar or a professional meeting.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Fifteen graduate hours in geography and permission.

Geography, MA

The mission of the geography graduate program is to provide quality graduate education in physical geography, human geography and spatial analysis (GIS, cartography and remote sensing). The department offers a rich learning environment for students with close interaction between faculty and students, technology-enhanced instruction, and opportunities for fieldwork. Courses enhance student’s perception and appreciation of the earth’s human and physical environments as well as geography’s essential role in both understanding and navigating our increasingly interconnected world. The department, an active participant in its community, has ties throughout the city and state, leading to a wide variety of internship opportunities. The department is committed to providing students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed, be it in professional employment or further graduate education.