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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geosciences, M.S., Geography Concentration

Students seeking this degree and concentration are offered a broad range of courses that prepare students for research and professional careers that employ geographic methods, perspectives, and expertise. A wide range of areas of specialization in geography include: urban geography, geospatial science, physical geography, environmental studies, and human geography

Our Geography students find internship and employment opportunities in a diverse range of sectors including local and regional planning agencies; federal, state, and municipal governments; nongovernmental organizations and community-based advocacy groups; as well as private industry and corporations. Applications and internship qualifications can be obtained from the department. Thirty-six hours are required for completion of this degree. Further information is provided at geosciences.gsu.edu.

Concentration Requirements

Thesis Track (Minimum of 36 Hours)

Satisfactory completion of:

Group I: Department Requirements (16 Hours)

Take all courses from Group I:

Group 2: Methods (3 Hours)

Select one course from Group 2:

This requirement may be waived if student has equivalent training

Graduate Level Courses (14 Hours)

  • Remaining hours in student’s area of specialization chosen from graduate level courses

Capstone Track

  • All above requirements, except GEOS 8999 and thesis defense under section 1.
  • An additional 6 (or more) credits of GEOS graduate courses
  • Pass a written comprehensive examination
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Successfully present the capstone project carried out in GEOS 8990