M.Sc. On Campus

Geography - Environment and Natural Resources

24 months
31460 USD/year
31460 USD/year
11100 USD/year
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Our faculty and students in the Geography - Environment and Natural Resources program at The University of Alabama have ongoing research to understand ecological and earth surface processes to improve the ways in which natural resources are managed.


Key Features

Our research advances solution-driven science to maintain the integrity of natural systems while providing the goods and services society desires.

The Geography - Environment and Natural Resources program at The University of Alabama is committed to the discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge concerning the environment and society in order to help our students become global citizens, environmental stewards, policy makers, and scientists, and to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama by helping better understand human impacts on the environment and interactions between society and Earth’s natural systems.

The MS degree in geography requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate coursework and successful defense of a thesis. The 30 hours of required coursework for the MS include 6 hours of program requirements (GY500 and GY523), 6 hours of thesis research, and 12 hours in a concentration of the student’s choosing. Each student should work closely with the thesis advisor to create a curriculum of study tailored to his or her academic and career goals.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods and Traditions
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Forest History and Restoration
  • Natural Hazards
  • Land Use Regulations
  • Field Studies in Africa
  • Environmental Decision Making
  • Environment and Society
  • Ecosystem Services: Theory and Practice
  • Topics in Global Environmental Change
  • Extinction and Endangered Species
  • Forest Ecosystem Management: Silviculture
  • Soil Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


29 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application form
  • Application fee payment
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial admission scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT or MCAT; if required by the department)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Language scores (non-native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31460 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31460 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11100 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tuscaloosa

850 - 1300 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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Geography - Environment and Natural Resources
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