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The Department of Geography offers two programs for students seeking a master's degree -- a Masters of Science in geography and an Accelerated Masters of Science -- plus a program to earn a Ph.D. in geospatial and environmental analysis, and a chance to earn a Graduate Certificate in geospatial science. 


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    Master of Science in Geography

    The M.S. in geography is a two-year program with emphasis on research and collaboration between the faculty members and their graduate students. There are thesis and non-thesis options.

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    Accelerated M.S.
    Accelerated M.S.

    The Accelerated M.S. in Geography is a plan where students can earn a master's degree in one year, as long as it's the year immediately following the completion of their bachelor's degree. Application to the program happens in the third year of undergraduate work and selected courses in the final year can count toward both degrees.

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    Doctoral GEA Program

    This doctoral program specializes in geographic information systems, the global positioning system, remote sensing, and imagery analysis. Environmental analysis in this program is broadly defined from rural/natural to urban/human environments. The program can be a collaboration with other departments in the College of Natural Resources and Environment.