2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Geography & Sustainability

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(33 credits minimum)

The Geography and Sustainbility M.A. is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree that offers graduate students excellent opportunities to develop professional skills in spatial analysis, geography, and sustainability. 

Students obtaining an M.A. may select either a thesis or a non-thesis  option plan upon entering the graduate program. All students in the program are required to submit a thesis or its equivalent as one requirement for the degree, linked to one of two research requirement options (6 credits). Along with research work students will complete a minimum of 33 credit hours which can include a minor outside of the department. One-half of the credit hours must be taken in courses numbered 600 and above.

Core Courses (9 credits):

Courses in the core will be selected in consultation with student’s advisor.


Research Requirement (6 credits):

Graduate students completing a thesis are required to take a minimum of 6 credits of GEOG 699. Graduate students completing the non-thesis option must complete 6 credits of GEOG 629.

Directed Electives (15 credits):

15 credits of directed electives in GEOG, ENVI, GEOL, or allied disciplines (to be determined in consultation with the student’s advisor).

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