Geography - M.A.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography
413 McGilvrey Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2045
geography@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/geography


Description

The Master of Arts degree in Geography meets the needs of students who expect to continue with a professional career in academic or applied fields such as business, environmental or social planning, geographical information sciences or cartography in private or governmental agencies. Students are exposed to geographic thought, research techniques and topical specialties, and are prepared to conduct original research.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Submission of GRE scores
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[AS-MA-GEOG]

Major Requirements
GEOG 60199THESIS I 16
GEOG 60800SEMINAR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GEOGRAPHIC THOUGHT 3
GEOG 69701RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION OF GEOGRAPHIC DATA 3
Choose from the following: 26
SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND LOCATION THEORY
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE
SPATIAL PROGRAMMING
ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE
REMOTE SENSING
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY
Additional Program Requirements 312
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30
1

Students may elect to write a thesis or two research papers.

2

Students who earned their bachelor's degree at Kent State University and have completed the undergraduate equivalents of any techniques courses required in the master's degree can count them toward the techniques courses requirement. Courses taken at the undergraduate level will not count toward the minimum total credit hour requirement for the master's degree; however, the additional techniques courses will not be required.

3

Maximum 3 credit hours of research (GEOG 60996 or GEOG 60998) may count towards the M.A. degree requirements.