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Geography

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

M.S.

M.S. in Geography

Thesis option or two-paper option: thesis option minimum of 30 credits, plus thesis; paper option minimum of 35 credits, plus two papers, one of which must be associated with a seminar.

  • Geography 500 and 502, 3 credits of 501, 2 credits of 590, and a minimum of 3 other 500-level seminar credits from the Department required. Proposal defense required of both options;
  • Illustrated Paper presentation required at end of 2nd year.

M.S. in HDNRE

17 credits in HDNRE program (HDNRE 590, HDNRE 574, HDNRE 575, RSOC 555; either ANTH 555 or FORS 565; plus one course).

  • 6 semester credit hours of Thesis Research if a thesis is required.

Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Geography

Geography 500 and 502, 2 credits of 590; no other course or credit requirements, plus dissertation

  • Proposal defense a minimum of two weeks before comprehensive exam; final oral defense of dissertation.

Ph.D. in HDNRE

18 credits in HDNRE program (HDNRE 590, HDNRE 574, HDNRE 575, RSOC 555; either ANTH 555 or FORS 565; plus one course).

If a HDNRE M.S./M.A. student continues into the HDNRE Ph.D. program, 15 credits of interdisciplinary courses must be selected with the approval of the student's doctoral committee.

  • 9 semester credit hours of Thesis Research