The program requires a 30 credit hour minimum. Students must pass an oral examination and write and defend a thesis.

Required courses

  •                GEOG 805           Perspectives in Geography           2
  •                GEOG 716           Advanced Geostatistics                 3
  •                GEOG 980           Colloquium                                     1
  •                GEOG 980           Colloquium                                     1
  •                GEOG 899           Thesis                                             6

               Responsible Scholarship (non-credit 8-hour session at start of Spring semester)


Additional courses, with no less than 6 credit hours within the Department, for a total of 30 credit hours or more; at least three courses should be in the area of Physical Geography or Methods and Techniques.


A maximum of 6 credits of 500 and 600 level courses may be included in the program (this does not count the Required Techniques / Research Methods course).

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