Geography, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Required Courses
GEOG 5001Professional Development in Geography1
GEOG 5303Geographic Analysis I3
GEOG 5403Current Geographic Research3
GEOG 5413History and Philosophy of Geography3
Hours Subtotal10
Required Seminars
Group I Seminar (Human)
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Seminar in Cultural Geography
Geography of Sport, Recreation and Leisure Seminar
Sustainable Tourism and Geography
Seminar in Cultural and Political Ecology 1
Seminar in Urban Geography
Seminar in Political Geography
Seminar in Transportation Geography
Seminar in Historical Geography
Group II Seminar (Physical)
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Geography of Arid Lands
Geoarchaeology and Environmental History
Climate Change: Past, Present and Future
Geography of Grass-Dominated Ecosystems
Landscape Ecology
International Resource Management
Resource Management in the National Parks
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Seminar in Quaternary Paleoecology
Seminar in Cultural and Political Ecology 1
Hours Subtotal6
Select 8 hours8
Hours Subtotal8
Thesis Hours
GEOG 5000Thesis6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level