MASTER OF SCIENCE, MASTER OF ART IN GEOGRAPHY GL60 (M.S.); GL50 (M.A.)
Harris Hall 204 (map)
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Dr. James Leonard
Harris Hall 208
- AREAS OF EMPHASIS OFFERED:
- Geospatial Information Science-Basic (GIS) Geospatial Information Science-Advanced (GIS)
- 32 credit hours, MS degree with thesis; 32 credit hours, MA degree.
Students wishing to earn a Master’s degree in geography have the option of selecting either a Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degree. Both the M.S. and M.A. degree options prepare the graduate for professional employment or advanced work at the doctoral level. Because M.S. students are required to complete a thesis, the M.S. option is the best choice for students wishing to engage in geographical research projects or in preparation for entrance into a doctoral program.
- NORMAL TIME TO COMPLETE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENT:
- 2 years.
- PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
- The Geography Department offers a supportive atmosphere featuring responsive, accomplished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. The faculty maintains a flexible curriculum, involves students in research, keeps offerings updated with changes in the field and the job market, and helps students obtain internships. As a result, many of our students secure employment as professional geographers before graduation. Master’s degree students are trained in the traditions and methods of geography including the latest geo-spatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS).
- PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
- Some of the fields that our graduates are employed in include: Cartography, Disaster Response, Economic Development, Environmental Conservation, Flood Prevention, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professions, Higher Education, Historic Preservation, Homeland Security, International Business, Military Intelligence, Natural Resources Management, Public Health Planning, Public Education, Real Estate, Regional and Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Tourism Planning and Marketing, Water/Waste Infrastructure Management.
- JOBS RELATED TO THIS PROGRAM:
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- APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ADMISSION:
- Fall enrollment: August 1; Spring enrollment: December 1; Summer enrollment: May 1
- GRE OR OTHER TEST REQUIRED:
- GRE (MS program only) minimum scores are: Verbal greater than or equal to 150 and Quantitative greater than or equal to 150 and Writing greater than or equal to 4.5.
- PROGRAM LOCATION:
- Huntington, all courses are offered in the classroom only and at the Huntington campus only with the following exceptions: GEO526, 540,and 623 are also offered online. Many, but not all of the graduate courses are offered late afternoon and evenings. No weekends. We typically work with students to help them get the classes they need even if they work full time.
- We do not require full time enrollment. Part timers are welcome in our program.