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2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, Thesis Option, MA


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Program Code: MA_237A
CIP Code: 45.0701

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Geography (Thesis Option)


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree* from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; cover letter (not to exceed two pages) stating reasons why applicant wishes to enter the program.

*Students entering the graduate program without a baccalaureate degree in geography are required to make up deficiencies in the areas of physical geography, human geography, and geographic techniques in consultation with the graduate committee.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . The faculty will give preference to applicants who meet or exceed the following: An undergraduate GPA at or above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and at least one score on the GRE (V, Q , or A) at or above the 50th percentile. Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Geography (Thesis Option)


Total Required (Minimum 30 Hours)


Required Courses (12 Hours)


*A maximum of 3 hours of 5998 and 3 hours of 5999 can be included in the minimum 30 hours required.

Electives (18 Hours)


  • 18 hours of approved graduate electives

Other Requirements for the MA in Geography (Thesis Option)


  • Thesis: Required
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required; awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus
  • Comprehensive: Required
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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