Geography: Geospatial Technologies, Master of Science in Geography

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M461 Q269

Required Courses

Thesis Option

Required Courses (must be completed with a B grade or better)
GEOG 6953Research and Professional Development3
GEOG 6973Thinking about Geography and Environmental Sustainability3
GIS 5923Spatial Statistics3
Guided Electives 1
Choose two GIS courses, examples include the following:6
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Digital Image Processing
GIS Applications
Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis
Spatial Programming and GIS
GEOG 5623
Choose one course in Techniques, examples include the following:3
Visual Analytics
Geographic Information Systems for Land Use Planning
Special Topics/Seminar (Advanced GIS)
Environmental Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing Hydrology
Weather Radar Theory and Practice
Choose one course in Geography3
GEOG 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
General Electives
Choose 3 hours of graduate-level electives, as approved by the advisory committee and graduate liaison, to bring total applicable hours to 303
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses (must be completed with a B grade or better)
GEOG 6953Research and Professional Development3
GEOG 6973Thinking about Geography and Environmental Sustainability3
GIS 5923Spatial Statistics3
Guided Electives 1
Choose two GIS courses, examples include the following:6
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Digital Image Processing
GIS Applications
Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis
Spatial Programming and GIS
GEOG 5623
Choose one course in Techniques, examples include the following:3
Visual Analytics
Geographic Information Systems for Land Use Planning
Special Topics/Seminar (Advanced GIS)
Environmental Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing Hydrology
Weather Radar Theory and Practice
Choose two courses in Geography6
General Electives
Choose 9 hours of graduate-level electives, as approved by the advisory committee and graduate liaison, to bring total applicable hours to 339
Total Credit Hours33

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.