Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Geography MS


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The Department of Geography provides an intellectually challenging environment that encourages the investigation of the “where” and “why” of various social, economic and environmental phenomena. Our faculty members are committed to teaching and mentoring in a collaborative environment. We provide personalized tutelage and encourage students to work closely with faculty. 

Curriculum for All Tracks


Required Core (11 credits)


Statistics & Quantitative Methods (3 credits)


Select 1 from:

Electives & Culminating Experience (19 credits)


Specialized Track Electives


Select from:

  • Earth Systems Science Track
  • Economic Geography and Business Geographics Track
  • Health Geography Track

Specialized Track Electives (9-10 Credits)


Number of elective credits may vary depending on choice made to complete the culminating experience. Be sure to complete enough elective credit to reach 36 minimum total credit hours. 

Environmental and Earth Systems Science Track Electives


Select a minimum of 3 from:

  • One approved graduate elective course in Geology, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, or Computer Science and Engineering is allowed with prior approval from academic advisor.
  • Other Graduate level GEO courses with prior approval from an academic advisor. 

Economic Geography and Business Geographics Electives


Select a minimum of 3 from:

  • One elective course from anoother department in an area of science or engineering with prior approval from an academic advisor. 

Health Geography Track Electives


Select a minimum of 3 from:

  • Other Graduate level GEO courses with prior approval from an academic advisor. 

Total Credit Hours: 36


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Instruction Method


  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time

Credits Required


  • 36 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 2 Years

Application Fee


  • $75

Program Contact


Gabrielle Jaquays
834 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gjaquays@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-3350

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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