Geography, Master of Arts

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M460

Required Courses

Thesis Option

Required Courses
GEOG 6953Research and Professional Development3
GEOG 6973Thinking about Geography and Environmental Sustainability3
GEOG 5980Research for Master's Thesis4-6
Electives
Choose 18-20 hours 118-20
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
GEOG 6953Research and Professional Development3
GEOG 6973Thinking about Geography and Environmental Sustainability3
Electives
Choose 30 hours 130
Total Credit Hours36

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.