24 months
23925 USD/year
17944 USD/year
11962 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In the Geography program from University of North Dakota you will study the science of physical geography and prepare to solve some of today’s most pressing problems in environmental management.


Geography from University of North Dakota encompasses some of today's most interesting careers. From natural resources management and the geosciences to cartography and GIS technologies, job opportunities in geography are varied and plentiful.


The field of physical geography is at the forefront of environmental action. In the M.S. program, you’ll prepare for a dynamic career in natural resources management, geoscience, or geographic information science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Physical Geography
  • Advanced Human Geography
  • Advanced Techniques in Geographic Information Systems
  • Directed Study in Geographical Problems
  • Geographic Research and Writing
  • Seminar in Remote Sensing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH
  • 30 (thesis option)
  • 36 (non-thesis option)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in all undergraduate work.
  • A minimum of 9 semester credits of undergraduate coursework in geography, preferably in human geography. An additional 6 credits in fields cognate to geography are also required. Cognate courses must be from at least two academic departments outside Geography.
  • Meet all School of Graduate Studies requirements for admission.
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23925 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17944 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11962 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 15,192.72 USD per year
  • Other States in US, Canada Manitoba and Saskatchewan: $17,944.32
  • Other Canadian Provinces $23,925.60

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 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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