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Geography, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #972 (BCR) San Francisco, CA, United States
The Geography program of San Francisco State University is designed for individuals pursuing careers in environmental planning, monitoring, and advocacy; in resource management; in geographic techniques; in community college teaching; or for individuals preparing for doctoral work in geography. 
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Overview

The Geography program of San Francisco State University ensures all students have a grounding in both physical and human geography and offers opportunities for specialization in physical geography, natural resource management, environmental studies, regional geography, and techniques.

Career paths

Graduates find challenging and interesting careers in environmental and planning agencies at the state and local level, environmental consulting and cartographic firms, and nonprofit organizations, as well as in community college teaching. Growing demand for students trained in GIS and environmental science makes geography and environmental science students with appropriate skills highly marketable.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field Methods in Human Geography
  • Field Methods in Physical Geography
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Scope and Method in Geography
  • Seminar in Physical Geography
  • Human and Social Geography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by the appropriate campus authority;
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended;
  • Have a 3.0 GPA in their earned undergraduate degree or the last 60-semester (90-quarter) units completed, or have earned a post-baccalaureate degree; and
  • Meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe. In unusual circumstances, a campus may make exceptions to these criteria.
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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