Master in Geographic Sciences in North America

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Geographic Sciences

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Geographic sciences is a discipline that deals with the study of planet Earth and its many features. Students who study this field can learn about the planet and how humans live on it, in addition to the technology used for analyzing data.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Master of Natural and Applied Sciences

Missouri State University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Springfield + 1 more

The MNAS program is the only one of its kind in the southwest Missouri region. This unique program offers a wide spectrum of choices for selecting two areas of study in multiple departments or schools. [+]

Master of Natural and Applied Sciences Why pursue the MNAS degree at Missouri State? Select two areas of emphasis to customize your program of study. Each emphasis area will help you expand upon your current scientific knowledge and capabilities.

 

You will work directly with an advisory committee dedicated to helping you meet your academic and professional goals. You will be matched to a faculty member who will provide advisement, as well as help you design your program of study.

 

This interdisciplinary program allows you to select areas in multiple departments and schools.

 

The MNAS will increase your marketability by developing an advanced set of skills. ... [-]

Master's program in Sustainable Communities

Binghamton University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Binghamton + 1 more

Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes and relationships. [+]

Master's program in Sustainable Communities Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes and relationships. The lively curriculum spans several disciplines, including geography, public administration and environmental studies. Students can pursue a natural science/ecological perspective or a social/policy-based track. All students receive both theoretical and practical training focused on improving quality of life by integrating economic, social, and ecological issues and strategies. Degrees Offered MS in Sustainable Communities MA in Sustainable Communities The role of sustainability professionals has grown Through a custom education and job training, you will be prepared to become a leader in shaping sustainable communities to protect people and the planet. A cutting-edge professional degree to create a sustainable future Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to advance environmental policy, economic development and social equity across public, private and non-profit sectors. The competitive edge to launch your career Our unique, interdisciplinary program will not only set you up for a job in sustainability, it will set you up for an impactful career you're passionate about. What degrees are available? The 38-credit program culminates with either a thesis (Master of Science in Sustainable Communities) or capstone project (Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities). Professional Development Binghamton University prides itself on producing research that has practical impacts on the local community. Faculty and students in this program are encouraged to work in tangent on research projects that integrate theories and methods to address real-world problems. Students are also encouraged to collaborate with faculty across the University to support the development of interdisciplinary and methodologically rigorous research on multifaceted issues. The city of Binghamton’s location in upstate New York provides a unique research perspective for students interested in studying both urban and rural communities. Students can also take advantage of the University’s close ties with community leaders and local businesses to supplement their field studies and gain experience working with diverse groups of citizens. After You Graduate According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, sustainability professionals may follow a variety of career paths, but they all "promote environmental protection, social responsibility and profitability.” Our first-of-its-kind Sustainable Communities program integrates the sciences, social sciences and the humanities to expand your job opportunities. Sustainability jobs continue to grow in every market sector. Bureau Statistics indicate that the employment outlook for sustainability and environmental specialists is projected to grow 11 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. A master’s degree in Sustainable Communities will allow you to pursue a career in many existing and emerging fields, including: corporate citizenship, climate change research, green architecture, government sustainability, conservation organizations, green transportation, urban planning and non-profit management. Admissions Requirements Please note that the program accepts applications for both fall and spring enrollment. Applicants who are accepted for the spring enroll part-time in the spring and can then enroll full-time in the fall. To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Two letters of recommendation Professional writing sample or essay of 500-800 words on a relevant topic GRE scores are not required but are welcomed International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Deadlines Fall: Rolling (January 15 Recommended) Spring: Part-Time Start Only: Rolling (November 15 Recommended) [-]

Specialized Graduate Studies In Analysis And Prevention Of Natural Disasters

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in analysis and prevention of natural disasters is a geography training to the development of knowledge in geomorphology in environmental management and the risks of natural phenomena generators to recognize, define and spatialize areas and vulnerable infrastructure. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences in North America 2017. The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in analysis and prevention of natural disasters is a geography training to the development of knowledge in geomorphology in environmental management and the risks of natural phenomena generators to recognize, define and spatialize areas and vulnerable infrastructure. It offers mainly acquired practical field training and harnessing of helpful tools and instrumentation for analysis of hazards and vulnerabilities as well as assessment and risk mapping. Passage Masters Four courses of specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in analysis and prevention of natural disasters are part of the MA in geography. For his mastery, the student will realize the research dissertation of 27 credits and two compulsory courses of 3 credits. It is therefore possible for a student to start his journey to the Master and continue to master. To complete his Masters, he must: have a minimum GPA of 3.2 to 4.3; meet the admission requirements of the Master; file a new application. What is geography? Geography integrates the natural sciences and the humanities. It aims to understand how natural environments influence human activities, but also how societies adapt, use and modify these settings. Environmental issues are therefore at the heart of the field of study of geography. This discipline is also interested in all aspects of integrated management of territories and their resources. For this, it uses methods and efficient tools for the collection, processing and analysis of geographic information (GIS, remote sensing, photo interpretation, field campaigns, etc.). At UQAR, human geography and physical geography come together to tackle issues, for example, geohazards, regional planning and sustainable development. Nordicity an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR is dedicated to the study of the Far North and low cold latitudes, known as the nordicity. This research brings together researchers interested in northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective around closely complementary disciplines, including biology, ecology, chemistry and geography, human or physical, cold environments. Their research aims to better understand the functioning of continental environments in cold climates, so as to meet the major challenges in the field of conservation and sustainable management. The evolution of continental northern environments in the context of global change and relations between Northern environments and human societies are among the prominent issues. OBJECTIVES Main objective The overall objective of the graduate-APRN program is to train highly qualified professionals in the analysis, management and prevention of natural hazards, and through practical training received mainly in the field. It aims to develop knowledge about natural phenomena risk generators, the ability to recognize, define and spatialize areas and infrastructure at risk, the acquisition of an approach for assessing vulnerability, and finally mastering the tools and useful instrumentation for the analysis of hazards and vulnerabilities as well as assessment and risk mapping. Specific objectives At the end of the DESS-APRN, students will: Knowing the scientific method adapted to the analysis of natural risks; Know and understand the hazards and natural phenomena risk generators; Being able to identify and delineate the hazards as a multi-hazard approach; How to assess the vulnerability of a site from the analysis of various data sources (in situ, remote sensing, cards, etc.); Master the main geomatics and remote sensing tools and how to use them as part of the mapping of areas at risk; Being able to write a plan for the management and prevention of natural hazards. [-]

MA In Geography

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in geography aims to understand the relationship the company has with space. [+]

The MA in geography aims to understand the relationship the company has with space. The program aims to train researchers and specialists in geography entitled: analyzing the natural space that the geomorphology, hydrology, biogeography and climatology contribute to its understanding; using traditional methods and techniques and advanced on systematic and automated processing of geographic information (GIS and remote sensing); to advise and plan the layout and organization of the territory. Program Structure On flexibility, the MA in geography has a tuition of 18 credits composed of three compulsory courses including a reading seminar and three elective courses, two of which can be chosen from courses offered in another graduate program UQAR or other academic institution. The program allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in a specialty area of ​​geography. The MA in geography also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research topics Geomorphology and geography of coastal areas Quantification and modeling of coastal hazards (coastal erosion processes, flooding, landslides) Reconstruction and projection of rising sea levels and analysis of its effects on coastal areas Program of measurements and modeling of coastal ice cover, water levels and waves and analysis of their effects on the evolution of coastlines the vulnerability study of communities and coastal infrastructure to hazards in a changing climate Analysis of adaptation options for coastal communities to coastal risks Development of tools to increase the resilience of coastal communities in a context of integrated coastal zone management environmental monitoring networks in Québec maritime coasts Geomorphology and dynamics of slopes Study of slope processes: rockfall, landslide, debris flow, torrential activity, avalanches, ice blocks fall Analysis and prevention of natural hazards in mountain Impact of climate variables and hydrogeological flows (with phase change, including melting permafrost) on the stability and erosion of rock masses Geomorphology and fluvial dynamics Study of dynamic ice in rivers Assessment of sedimentary and timber balances in river systems surface water and groundwater interactions analysis in floodplains Development of the concept of freedom of space waterways Quantifying the interactions between the structure of flows, sediment transport and the development of forms on the bed of rivers Geochemistry of coastal hydrogéosystèmes Study connectivity between groundwater and the coastal ocean Quantification of fluxes biogéchimiques and transfers continent - ocean Examination of the hydrogeological and biogeochemical processes in coastal systems Territory Development Development and management of resources Interrelations development - development social and environmental impacts of development interventions utilities and qualitative aspects of such development Archaeology and Heritage environmental archeology, landscape evolution and human-environment relationships Archeogeography: evolution of territories maritime heritage and coastal analysis Development of archaeological, cultural and natural heritage resources environmental Remote sensing Improved remote sensing satellite waters properties Impacts of climate change on arctic and subarctic environments flow study biogeochemical ocean-continent using optical tools What is geography? Geography integrates the natural sciences and the humanities. It aims to understand how natural environments influence human activities, but also how societies adapt, use and modify these settings. Environmental issues are therefore at the heart of the field of study of geography. This discipline is also interested in all aspects of integrated management of territories and their resources. For this, it uses methods and efficient tools for the collection, processing and analysis of geographic information (GIS, remote sensing, photo interpretation, field campaigns, etc.). At UQAR, human geography and physical geography come together to tackle issues, for example, geohazards, regional planning and sustainable development. Nordicity an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR is dedicated to the study of the Far North and low cold latitudes, known as the nordicity. This research brings together researchers interested in northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective around closely complementary disciplines, including biology, ecology, chemistry and geography, human or physical, cold environments. Their research aims to better understand the functioning of continental environments in cold climates, so as to meet the major challenges in the field of conservation and sustainable management. The evolution of continental northern environments in the context of global change and relations between Northern environments and human societies are among the prominent issues. OBJECTIVES The thesis track the geography master's program mainly aims to train researchers and specialists of geography skills to understand the relationships between society and space, using traditional methods and techniques and advanced on the systematic treatment and computerized geographic information to analyze the natural space that the geomorphology, hydrology, biogeography and climatology contribute to its understanding. [-]