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University of Miami

12 months
39060 USD/year
39060 USD/year
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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.


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.


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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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

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  • International

    39060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19530 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    39060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19530 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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