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Geography

University of Miami

M.A.
12 months
Duration
2100 USD/credit
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About

Our graduate Geography program at University of Miami aims to prepare students for positions in teaching, government, non-governmental organizations, private business, urban and regional planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), resource management, and environmental analysis.

Overview

The Geography program at University of Miami focuses on three thematic areas: development studies, environmental analysis, and globalization and urban change. In addition, students can take courses in geospatial technology and learn marketable skills for today's job market: GIS, digital cartography, satellite remote sensing, land use and land cover analysis, survey research, and spatial statistics. 

During their studies, our students develop global citizenship, being able to see the global problems by using different lens, and develop skills to work effectively in multi-cultural environments and collaborative settings.

Mission

The Department of Geography and Regional Studies (GEG) seeks to encourage the rigorous investigation of human-environment interactions and the analysis of spatial patterns and trends related to societal processes. It reaches across disciplines to draw on a range of methods, theories, and perspectives that help us to understand how ideas and structures result from the interaction of space, time, and place. 

The department's core objective is to foster the examination, open discussion, and lively debate of geographic issues and urban studies among faculty and students from all fields of study, enriching the undergraduate curriculum and the university's academic mission through greater communication across disciplines and colleges. Its aim is to broaden, deepen, and transform the learning community at UM and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Place, Region, and Nature
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Research Design in Geography
  • Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Field Studies Techniques
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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