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83 Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences

A Master of Science degree is the first step on the road to postgraduate work in fields related to science, engineering, and medicine. This degree is usually achieved after the student gets his or her bachelor’s or other undergraduate degree, and it allows them to pursue a more specialized area of study within their chosen field. Many top organizations and an increasing number of mid-tier on… Read more

A Master of Science degree is the first step on the road to postgraduate work in fields related to science, engineering, and medicine. This degree is usually achieved after the student gets his or her bachelor’s or other undergraduate degree, and it allows them to pursue a more specialized area of study within their chosen field. Many top organizations and an increasing number of mid-tier ones require potential employees to have master’s degrees or higher to be considered for many jobs.

Those looking to answer the question what is an MSc in Geographic Sciences must first understand the history of this relatively new field. Geographic sciences are those related to mapping, cartography, and other techniques related to painting a picture of the earth’s surface. The first Master in Geographic Sciences degree was offered by the University of Edinburgh beginning in 1985, but dozens of institutes all around the world now offer similar programs.

Getting a Masters in Geographic Sciences puts students at the forefront of an exciting developing field. There is currently a high demand for workers with experience in computer mapping, translating satellite imagery, creating spacial databases, and other skills related to the geographic sciences.

The cost of getting a Masters in Geographic Sciences varies between institutions. Most degree tracks require two years of full-time study, but some European universities offer the degree in one year. Tuition costs by semester change accordingly.

There is a high demand for skilled workers in the geographic sciences worldwide. Graduates can work in the private or public sector, lending their skills to the government, various institutes of learning, or private companies. Some jobs require travel and field work, while others can be done primarily from a single office.

Getting an MSc in Geographic Sciences online is an excellent choice for students who need to study around a busy schedule or who have difficulty getting to the classroom. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of West Florida Online
Pensacola, USA

The University of West Florida's online Master of Science in Geographic Information Science offers affordability and convenience to students. Graduates enter careers in areas ... +

The University of West Florida's online Master of Science in Geographic Information Science offers affordability and convenience to students. Graduates enter careers in areas such as environmental resource management, urban and regional planning, emergency response management, consulting, and local government after just 36 months of full-time study. -
MSc
Full-time
36 months
English
Online
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Johns Hopkins Online Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offers you a scientific foundation in the fascinating fields of spatial data modeling, spati ... +

The Johns Hopkins Online Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offers you a scientific foundation in the fascinating fields of spatial data modeling, spatial data analysis, geo-visualization, and enterprise GIS architecture. -
MSc
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Groningen - Campus Fryslan
Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Which impacts does tourism have on the social, cultural, environmental, and spatial characteristics of an area? How do tourists influence and are influenced by places and cult ... +

Which impacts does tourism have on the social, cultural, environmental, and spatial characteristics of an area? How do tourists influence and are influenced by places and cultures? How can tourism geography with its long tradition in researching human's activities, behaviours, and impacts in place, time, and space help in understanding the challenges that contemporary tourism is facing? You will tackle these questions and study the interactions between tourists, visitors, local communities, and the natural, and build environment in detail in the Tourism Geography and Planning track. Tourism is a global phenomenon with important regional and local impacts. Due to a large number of tourist trips and the possible economic influences, tourism development is often seen by policymakers as an important strategy for regional development. As COVID-19 has shown, tourism is a fragile phenomenon: it can suddenly come to a grinding halt leaving communities that rely on tourism without means to sustain their livelihood. Moreover, before COVID-19, tourism had reached a level that threatened that same heritage (both human and natural) on which it depends. The Tourism Geography and Planning track offers critical insights into the role of the tourism sector in such liveability and identity questions. It offers international, place-based, critical, and research-oriented approaches. In line with the teaching and research philosophy at RUG/Campus Fryslân, the track’s approach to tourism is transdisciplinary involving disciplines such as history, anthropology, psychology, spatial planning, and hospitality studies in the curriculum and dialogue with global and local actors in (sustainable) tourism development. Through these theoretical perspectives, you will develop the capacity to understand, analyse, and evaluate complex problems related to (sustainable) tourism development and planning. -
MSc
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Our program is unique in its combination of analytical and social demography, its combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and its international, multidis ... +

Our program is unique in its combination of analytical and social demography, its combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and its international, multidisciplinary and strong scientific orientation. Interactive ways of teaching are being employed by very enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Within the Netherlands, Groningen is the only university offering an MSC in Population Studies. -
MSc
Full-time
English
01 May 2021
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The goal of this program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge. This program is recommend ... +

The goal of this program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge. This program is recommended to applicants who want to able to manage and coordinate cartographic and geoinformatics research projects as well as to have the knowledge and skills to solve traditional cartographic or information technology-based problems. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

In the Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics programme, you will explore the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. During this two-yea ... +

In the Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics programme, you will explore the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. During this two-year programme, you will learn to link geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geodetic observations made at the Earth’s surface to physical processes operating on the planet. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

Are you interested in geotechnical and mining engineering? Do you want to have engineering tools which are important for the development of our future society? Then this two-y ... +

Are you interested in geotechnical and mining engineering? Do you want to have engineering tools which are important for the development of our future society? Then this two-year university program in Civil engineering with specialization in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering will suit you! -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
30 Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Our Master's Programme in Geography is based on high-quality research groups operating in some of the major fields of geography. It is divided into three study tracks: 1) phys ... +

Our Master's Programme in Geography is based on high-quality research groups operating in some of the major fields of geography. It is divided into three study tracks: 1) physical geography, 2) human geography, and 3) geoinformatics. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

The interuniversity Master’s program in Geography offers comprehensive training in spatial approaches to social and/or natural phenomena. As such, it offers a wholly different ... +

The interuniversity Master’s program in Geography offers comprehensive training in spatial approaches to social and/or natural phenomena. As such, it offers a wholly different, fundamentally multidisciplinary, and very exciting point of view to a whole lot of events and processes. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
20 Sep 2021
31 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Politecnico di Torino: Inter-university Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning
Turin, Italy

The MS forms a " planner " with skills that allow him to assume a role of coordinating project teams engaged in territorial and urban planning, landscape planning activities, ... +

The MS forms a " planner " with skills that allow him to assume a role of coordinating project teams engaged in territorial and urban planning, landscape planning activities, and development of strategies, policies, and projects of urban and territorial transformations. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
08 Apr 2021
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The Master of Science in Geography Program has, on average, 20 to 25 students in residence each year. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (thesis option) or 36 h ... +

The Master of Science in Geography Program has, on average, 20 to 25 students in residence each year. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (thesis option) or 36 hours (non-thesis option). -
MSc
Full-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Aug 2021
01 Apr 2021
Campus
 
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland

The master's degree study (3 semesters) in the area of Geodesy and Geoinformatics provides the candidate with extensive knowledge and skills in the field of geodesy and cartog ... +

The master's degree study (3 semesters) in the area of Geodesy and Geoinformatics provides the candidate with extensive knowledge and skills in the field of geodesy and cartography, with special emphasis on the latest technologies for gathering and processing data acquired with the use of remote sensing methods. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Feb 2021
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alo ... +

The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alongside aspects of climate change. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
31 Jul 2021
Campus
 
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø, Norway

As a master student in geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway you can choose among a large variety of topics that are relevant for the future of society. You can c ... +

As a master student in geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway you can choose among a large variety of topics that are relevant for the future of society. You can choose topics related to past and present climate change, environmental geology, terrestrial and marine geohazards, the formation of mountain chains, as well as the formation and distribution of natural resources. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany

Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges i ... +

Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Nov 2021
Campus
 

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