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Geography, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Corvallis, OR, United States
Geography offered by Oregon State University is the study of human use and interaction with the Earth and the identification of spatial and temporal variation in natural and human processes. Geography uses principles of mathematics, social science, and natural science to analyze and interpret change in the environment.

Overview

Many geographic studies at Oregon State University require a combination of field, laboratory and computational work. Geography plays an important role in urban and land use planning, resource evaluation, environmental analysis, education and cartography.

Majors in Geography develop a background in regional geography, resource geography, geographic information science, physical geography, and in statistics and disciplines related to geography like geology, forestry, and anthropology. Course offerings combined with excellent facilities and supportive electives allow students to develop particular interests such as resource management, environmental analysis, land use planning and cartography/geographic information systems/remote sensing.

The program has an applied orientation, placing emphasis on the application of geographic information science to environmental and resource utilization and problem solution. Master’s degree candidates may elect a thesis or nonthesis option. Geography participates as one of the minors in Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree programs. No foreign language is required for the MS degree. One foreign language is required for the MA and PhD degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geospatial technologies and analysis
  • Water, climate, and society
  • Resources, planning, and hazards

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • 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

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree
  • Academic Records/Transcripts 
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Reference
  • Resident Alien/Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Financial Documentation (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    5748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2874 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Corvallis

  • 1397 - 2490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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