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Geography

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Geography (code GEOGMA01)

Prerequisites

  • 1. A bachelor's degree in geography; or,
  • 2. A bachelor's degree with 24 units of upper division courses substantially equivalent to those required for a geography major at this University; or,
  • 3. A bachelor's degree in a related discipline with 24 units of upper division courses in a combination of geography and approved courses in related disciplines,
  • 4. Completion of introductory methods course,
  • 5. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 ("B") or better in geography, or alternative evidence of ability to do graduate work,
  • 6. Completion of Graduate Record Examination (GRE),
  • 7. File with the department a declaration of intent to seek the master's degree in geography.

Advancement to Candidacy

  • 1. See the Geography Graduate Student Handbook;
  • 2. See the general University requirements.

Requirements

  • 1. Completion of courses required to remove foundational and prerequisite deficiencies (see prerequisites above),
  • 2. Fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR),
  • 3. Completion of 30 units of approved upper division and graduate courses. A minimum of 24 units of Geography courses. A minimum of 18 units of 500 and 600-level courses
    • Take the following two courses:
      • GEOG 596 Geographic Thought and Literature (3)
      • GEOG 696 Seminar in Geographical Research Methods (3)
    • Take one advanced geographic methods course, approved by the Thesis Advisory Committee Chair, from the following:
      • GEOG 400 Geographical Analysis (4)
      • GEOG 502 Qualitative Geographic Analysis (4)
      • GEOG 474 Introduction to Digital Image Processing (4)
      • GEOG 575 Geographical Applications in Remote Sensing (4)
      • GEOG 584 Advanced Concepts in Presentation Cartography (4)
      • GEOG 586 Field Methods in Landscape Analysis (4)
      • GEOG 587A Applications of GIS: Environment and Natural Resources (4)
      • GEOG 587B Applications of GIS: Urban& Economic (4)
      • GEOG 588 Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Science (4)
    • Take 2 topical seminars (each of the following seminars may be taken with credit twice to meet this requirement), from the following:
      • GEOG 640 Seminar in Physical Geography (3)
      • GEOG 650 Seminar in Cultural Geography (3)
      • GEOG 666 Seminar in Urban Geography (3)
      • GEOG 680 Seminar in Geospatial Science (3)
    • Take 6 units of thesis:
      • GEOG 698 Thesis (6)
  • 4. A "B" or better in two core courses:
    • GEOG 596 Geographic Thought and Literature (3)
    • GEOG 696 Sem in Geographical Research Methods (3)