Geography: MA, MS, PhD

Geography: MA, MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Geography


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 15


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

Master’s students in geography are expected to develop a broad background in the discipline of geography, in-depth knowledge in an area of emphasis, and the ability to conduct and report independent research, including the use of appropriate geographic techniques.

MA and MS students have interests in physical geography, human geography, geographic information science, and intersections among these areas. The area of emphasis may combine more than one traditional subfield of geography.

Although the department requires knowledge of the fundamentals of geography, it welcomes students whose undergraduate work has been in other disciplines that can apply their training to geographic problems.

The program is designed so that students should be able to complete requirements and complete the master’s thesis within two years.

All master's students take a two-term seminar sequence of Theory and Practice in Geography (GEOG 611 and 612), Research Design (GEOG 613), two specialized seminars (GEOG 607), and an approved course in qualitative or quantitative methods.

The program prepares students for research or teaching occupations and for a variety of occupations in the private sector.

Program Information Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Geography: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Geography


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 15


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

4.9 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

PhD students are expected to develop a broad background in the discipline of geography, in-depth knowledge in an area of emphasis, and the ability to conduct and report independent research, including the use of appropriate geographic techniques.

While this program is designed to suit each individual’s background and interests, prospective candidates should pay particular attention to the specializations and regional interests of the department’s faculty members before applying for admission.

The specialized nature of faculty interests means that most students follow an individualized program that includes courses and seminars in a variety of related disciplines.

Although the department requires knowledge of the fundamentals of geography, it welcomes students whose undergraduate work has been in other disciplines that can apply their training to geographic problems.

All PhD students meet the same course requirements as master's students with a few additions.

The program prepares students for academic positions, for advanced research and teaching positions, and for a variety of occupations in the private sector.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department