Master of Art Programs in Geographic Sciences

Compare 5 Masters of Arts in Geographic Sciences

Geographic Sciences

After graduating from a bachelor’s or other undergraduate program, students can choose to continue their education with a master's program. If they choose to do so, they will usually develop skills and knowledge that is directly related to the career they may pursue upon graduation.

What is an MA in Geographic Sciences, and how is it unique? Essentially, geographic studies involve creating images of the surface of the earth. This includes cartography, mapping, satellite imagery, and others. Even though this degree is relatively new, the practices in this field date back to ancient times. The development of modern technology has kept geographic sciences innovative, so there is still a lot of work to be done. In addition to the geography, students commonly study natural sciences and can take part in field experiments.

Graduates benefit from the high demand of professionals in geography. They can have the opportunity to enter an exciting field as developments are made and technologies increase. Students even have the chance to play a part in forming the future of this field. 

Like any master's program, the costs associated with this one vary quite a bit. Different schools will have different expenses based on their programs, the country they are in, and how long study lasts. Before making a commitment, take a look at all your options so you can make the right choice.

There are many career opportunities around the world in geographic sciences. Professionals in mapping and cartography are needed no matter where you are studying. It is possible to find work in the public or private sector with government or independent organizations. Jobs include computer mapping, decoding satellite imagery, or creating spatial information on a local or global scale. Many careers require travelling, but it is also common to find work in a single location.

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MA in Geography

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

The Department of Geography at Binghamton University offers a Master of Arts (MA) in geography. We seek to foster and advance teaching, research, and publication in the discipline of geography as well as train students to provide their expertise to the community at large. [+]

MA in Geography

The Department of Geography at Binghamton University offers a Master of Arts (MA) in geography. We seek to foster and advance teaching, research, and publication in the discipline of geography as well as train students to provide their expertise to the community at large.

Students can pursue one of five tracks:

General geography. Cartography and geographical information systems (GIS). Environmental and resource management. Urban planning and applied geography. Race and ethnicity.

A bachelor's degree in geography is not required for admission to the graduate program, but students without a geography background may be required to take additional courses for completion of the MA. An interdisciplinary graduate certificate in watershed studies and management is available, as well as an accelerated BA + MA track.... [-]


M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Passau

This accredited master's programme in Geography allows you to combine regional science and tourism research and specialise in one of seven cultural world regions while learning the corresponding foreign language. This subject combination is unique in Germany. [+]

About the programme

This accredited master's programme in Geography allows you to combine regional science and tourism research and specialise in one of seven cultural world regions while learning the corresponding foreign language. This subject combination is unique in Germany.

The programme features compulsory modules in business, economics and cultural studies, based on the University's tremendously successful International Cultural and Business Studies (ICBS) programme. While studying this programme, you will develop the skill set required to tackle complex issues in regional development and tourism using integrative and interdisciplinary approaches. In-depth regional knowledge and extensive intercultural competence round off the profile of this hands-on programme of study.... [-]


Master of Arts in Geographies of Globalization - Markets und Metropolises

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

In our global age, people face a multiplicity of challenges across different spatial scale levels ─ from the local to the global. Understanding and dealing with these challenges is at the centre of our research-orientated Master's programme Geographies of Globalisation. [+]

In our global age, people face a multiplicity of challenges across different spatial scale levels ─ from the local to the global. Understanding and dealing with these challenges is at the centre of our research-orientated Master's programme Geographies of Globalisation.

What are the driving forces of globalisation processes? How do global markets function and what are the strategies that transnational enterprises pursue? Why and how is globalisation linked to spatial disparities? What significance does globalisation have for cities and regions ─ what socio-economic disruptions does it cause and how can we deal with them?

The Master's programme builds on the strengths of the Department of Human Geography in Frankfurt and offers two profiles: Urban Studies and Economic Geography.... [-]


MA in Geography and Environmental Studies

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Part time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies is a 33-hour program offered in the evenings and on weekends. The program is designed for students with various academic backgrounds who are interested in a career that spans the human and natural environments -- the social and physical sciences -- and who desire the spatial analytical skills of geography. [+]

The Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies is a 33-hour program offered in the evenings and on weekends. The program is designed for students with various academic backgrounds who are interested in a career that spans the human and natural environments -- the social and physical sciences -- and who desire the spatial analytical skills of geography. Graduate students develop an area of proficiency within the broad scope of the environmental policy, planning, and management or within the geographic realm of spatial analysis. The program is both theoretical and practical; students gain knowledge, conceptual skills, and technical skills.The program provides a solid basis for a career, a career shift, career enhancement, or preparation for post-graduate studies.... [-]


MA in Instruction and Curriculum: Earth Science

Kean University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York Union + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum: Earth Science program is designed to provide knowledge and skills necessary for effective teaching of Earth Science. [+]

The Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum: Earth Science program is designed to provide knowledge and skills necessary for effective teaching of Earth Science.

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum: Earth Science program, visit http://grad.kean.edu/masters-programs/earth-sciences.

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