Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Geography (Non-Thesis Options)
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree* from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores, unless waived; 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.
Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE) requirement may be waived for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and who submit a two-page written statement describing their long-term career goals.
Location: On Campus
Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information
Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program. No exam waiver is automatic and an approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin.
Accelerated Master’s Program
This program offers an Accelerated Master’s option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.
Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Geography (Non-Thesis Option)
6 to 9 hours of interdisciplinary graduate electives
*The Internship will not be initiated until the degree Program of Study has been approved. The student will complete a research project dealing with the internship experience and an oral defense of the project in lieu of a thesis.