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University of Colorado at Boulder

12 months
34180 USD/year
34180 USD/year
14708 USD/year
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The basic purpose of the Geography program of the University of Colorado at Boulder is to train scholars and professionals to produce and disseminate knowledge and to make outstanding contributions in the public and private sectors.


Areas of Study

  • The Geography program of the University of Colorado at Boulder offers theoretical and applied work in human geography, environment and society geography, physical geography, and geographic information science. Each subfield covers a broad range of topics. Human geography includes political, cultural, development, feminist, population, and urban geography. Environment and society geography includes political ecology, natural hazards, and conservation practice. Physical geography includes climatology, geomorphology, hydrology, and biogeography. Geographic information science includes spatial analysis using GIS, remote sensing, and cartography. The Department also offers regionally focused courses on mountain geography and geographies of China, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and South Asia. To complement its curriculum, the Department also offers internship opportunities for geography majors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elements of Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods for Spatial Data
  • Advanced Geovisualization and Web Mapping
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Special Topics: Geography
  • History and Theory of Geography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission without deficiency and to meet the department mandatory requirements for a knowledge of basic geography, all entering graduate students are required to possess the knowledge presented in freshman-level introductory courses in physical and human geography.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or have done work equivalent to that required for such a degree.
  • Show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by the student’s scholastic record.
  • Have adequate preparation to enter graduate study in the chosen field. Have at least a 2.75 (2.00=C) undergraduate grade point average.
  • Personal Statement
  • For review and decision purposes you are required to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) in the application
  • GRE Test Scores
  • Official Test Scores on TOEFL or IELTS
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Nonrefundable $80 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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    34180 USD/year
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    14708 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14708 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 USD /month
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