Geographical Sciences, Master of Science (M.S.)

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required 

Students are also required to complete a scholarly project.

The combined BS/MS degree is only granted to students who have successfully completed the 120 hours of undergraduate coursework, 30 hours of graduate coursework, and a scholarly paper. For more information in the course sequencing and credits applicable to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, see the Department’s website:

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
GEOG601The Nature and Practice of Science3
GEOG606Quantitative Spatial Analysis3
GEOG789Independent Readings6
GEOG798Selected Topics in Geography: Seminar Series3
GEOG6xx: Technical Elective3
GEOG6xx: Physical Elective3
GEOG6xx: Human Elective3
GEOG6xx: Electives6
Total Credits30