MSc in Applied Geography

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Program Description

Master of Science, Applied Geography – Statesboro

Degree Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

The Master of Science degree with a major in Applied Geography prepares graduates for advanced study, meaningful employment, and life-long learning. The program’s applied focus nurtures a culture of engagement, providing students with hands-on learning opportunities and helping students from a variety of academic disciplines apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations.

The increasing demand for readily available, consistent, accurate, complete, and current geographic information and the widespread availability and use of advanced geospatial technologies offer excellent career opportunities for our graduates.

Indeed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that overall employment demand for geospatial technologists will grow by a minimum of 20% over the next decade. The M.S. in Applied Geography offers students a diverse array of field experiences including:

  • Analyzing climate change impacts on barrier islands
  • Utilizing geospatial data and methods to address urban and environmental issues
  • Mapping and monitoring coastal habitats using remote sensing data
  • Applying urban forestry to meet sustainable development goals
  • Examining ecotourism, sustainability, and environmental change in Latin America
  • Developing warning systems for hydrometeorological hazards in the Dolomite Alps in Italy

The program, therefore, prepares students for professional opportunities in a multitude of fields including: regional and transportation planning, the geospatial-intelligence industry, market analysis, meteorology/climatology, natural and human-made hazards, public health, logistics, resource management, and sustainable development.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia ... Read More

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern has been designated a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution and serves over 26,400 students from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico as well as 102 nations Read less
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