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Masters Programs in Geography in North America 2023

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.  A Master in Geography is a degree that provides a thorough understanding of geographical methods and problems. It also provides knowledge in geographical research techn… Read more

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

A Master in Geography is a degree that provides a thorough understanding of geographical methods and problems. It also provides knowledge in geographical research techniques. Its subjects vary and can include environment and development, space and society, or environmental change and ecosystems.

From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.

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The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The Master of Science in Geography degree program trains young professionals in areas of human and physical geography, while building on students’ working knowledge of geospat ... +

The Master of Science in Geography degree program trains young professionals in areas of human and physical geography, while building on students’ working knowledge of geospatial techniques. With a faculty-to-student ratio of 1-to-2, our graduate students have exceptional mentorship and research opportunities. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
01 Feb 2023
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Analyze environmental and spatial interrelationships. Develop proficiency within the broad scope of environmental policy, planning, and management, or within the geographic re ... +

Analyze environmental and spatial interrelationships. Develop proficiency within the broad scope of environmental policy, planning, and management, or within the geographic realm of spatial analysis. -
MA
Part-time
3 years
English
13 Jan 2023
Campus
 
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Baltimore, USA

We are anchored in two schools: The Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and our students benefit from close interdisciplinary partnerships ... +

We are anchored in two schools: The Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and our students benefit from close interdisciplinary partnerships with the School of Medicine, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the Carey Business School. Our strategic partnerships across the institution and around the world advance technology, human health, and resiliency. Our ever-evolving academic programs combine theory with practical experiences to address real-world problems. -
Master
Full-time
9 - 18 months
English
Jan 2023
Campus
 

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Montana Tech
Butte, USA

There are 6 study options underneath the Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences program: Geology (Dept. of Geological Engineering),Hydrogeology (Dept. of Geological Engineering ... +

There are 6 study options underneath the Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences program: Geology (Dept. of Geological Engineering),Hydrogeology (Dept. of Geological Engineering),Hydrogeological Engineering (Dept. of Geological Engineering), Geological Engineering (Dept. of Geological Engineering), Geochemistry (Dept. of Chemistry & Geochemistry), Geophysical Engineering (Dept. of Geophysical Engineering). -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, USA

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 focu ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Florida State University
Tallahassee, USA

The Masters in Geography program has two tracks: The thesis track (for students interested in conducting independent research; often these students enter a PhD program followi ... +

The Masters in Geography program has two tracks: The thesis track (for students interested in conducting independent research; often these students enter a PhD program following the Masters) or the non-thesis track (for students interested in advancing their expertise without conducting independent research; these students typically enter the workforce following their degree). -
Master
English
 
University of California Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Davis, USA

In this program, students gain advanced knowledge of the spatial interactions between humans and the biophysical environment, including landscape change; sustainable resource ... +

In this program, students gain advanced knowledge of the spatial interactions between humans and the biophysical environment, including landscape change; sustainable resource management; human and physical geography; domestication and geographical dispersal of plants and animals; biogeography and climate change; acculturation of indigenous peoples and immigrants; indigenous agrosystems; women in development; and medical-nutritional geography. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
Temple University College of Liberal Arts
Philadelphia, USA

Graduate students in geography and urban studies research environmental issues, gender and race, geographic methods, international development, social and spatial theory, and ... +

Graduate students in geography and urban studies research environmental issues, gender and race, geographic methods, international development, social and spatial theory, and urban development. The MA degree is designed to prepare students for further graduate study as well as for professional positions related to urban and economic development, environmental sustainability and social justice. MA students have the option to pursue a graduate certificate in GIS with no additional coursework. -
MA
English
 
Oregon State University
Corvallis, USA

Most of the pressing questions and problems of communities, nations and the planet can be explored using the tools and approaches of geography. Geography, the study of human a ... +

Most of the pressing questions and problems of communities, nations and the planet can be explored using the tools and approaches of geography. Geography, the study of human and Earth system processes in space and time, incorporates principles of mathematics, social science, and natural science to analyze and interpret change in the environment using a range of cutting-edge geospatial imaging and modeling tools. -
MSc
English