M.Sc. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Geography at University of Nevada, Reno emphasizes arid lands and landscapes, with a focus on intermountain environments, and specialties in geographic information science, climate, dynamics of past environments, and cultural historical geography. 


The Geography program offered by University of Nevada, Reno curriculum and research specialize in the study of desert and mountain landscapes and people in arid and mountainous environments.

During our M.S. in Geography at University of Nevada, Reno students will:

  • maximize their learning experiences by efficiently progressing through the program.
  • attain a suitable degree of comfort with advanced-level research in physical, human, or cultural geography.
  • demonstrate an advanced level of scholarly research by completing a thesis.
  • link their work and educational experiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Nature of Geography
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31-36 alternative credits

Plan A (Thesis) 31 unitsPlan B (Non-thesis) 36 units


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to the M.S. program, a baccalaureate degree in Geography or a related discipline is required. Applications for acceptance into the Geography M.S. program are sent to the Graduate School, and must include:

  • a graduate admission application form, including fees;
  • an official copy of GRE scores (optional); and
  • official college transcripts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 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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