Geography: MA

The master’s program in geography is designed for the student with an undergraduate degree in the natural sciences and provides students with fundamental knowledge in both the natural and social sciences required to understand the social and environmental aspects of global change. This program prepares students for further study in academia, and establishes the skill set necessary for careers in environmental consulting, advocacy, and policy; sustainability and resource management; international aid and development; and environmental law.

The department offers two programs leading to the Master of Arts—one requiring coursework, a research paper, and a written examination; the other, coursework, an oral examination, and a thesis. Students and their advisors work together in planning an individualized program of study to meet these requirements. This program prepares students for further graduate work in the field or careers in cartography; environmental consulting, advocacy, and policy; development surveying, sustainability, and resource management; as well as international aid and development.

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