24 months
30357 USD/year
30357 USD/year
16191 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


Key facts:

  • 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

Learning outcomes:

  • Use terminology and basic principles to describe and explain (a) physical geography, (b) human geography, and (c) geospatial science and technology.
  • Apply spatial reasoning and critical thinking to create, synthesize and analyze data; model human-environment interactions; and evaluate contemporary issues in geography.
  • Communicate findings and their implications, including ethical aspects, in visual, oral and written form.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Oregon State University Certification of Finances Form is required of all applicants, regardless of funding source. This includes applicants that have been granted a Teaching or Research Assistantship.
  • Supporting documentation, demonstrating sufficient financial resources for the desired academic program. See below for Acceptable Forms of Financial Documentation
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport and Passport of any dependents (if passport has already been issued – this is used to match the name on the passport and visa documents).
  • Photocopy of Current Visa/I-20 if already in the U.S.  
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  • All international applicants and applicants that did not receive a degree in the U.S. (or other English speaking country) meet the following additional English language proficiency requirements for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30357 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30357 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30357 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30357 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16191 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16191 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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