M.Sc. On Campus


Ohio University

24 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
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Students in the M.S. in Geography program at Ohio University emphasize one or more parts of the geographic discipline that are considered science because of their subject matter, or are using the scientific method, typically with quantitative techniques, to study geographic problems that might be approachable from more than one perspective.

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Program Overview

  • Students who pursue the M.S. in Geography program at Ohio University are usually specializing in the physical geography subfields or the geographical techniques typically pursue, as do students focusing on the natural or social science aspects of environmental geography.
  • With regard to the M.S., the department has particular strengths in biogeography, geomorphology, climatology, meteorology, environmental geography, environmental planning, GIS, remote sensing, and cartography

Career and Professional Opportunities

  • Graduates with an M.S. in Geography at Ohio University have a wide variety of professional opportunities in addition to pursuing doctoral degrees. Graduates may work in local, state, or federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations, consulting companies, educational institutions, and private industries as GIScience, global navigation (GPS), remote sensing, cartography, environmental, natural science, or social science specialists or managers. Some positions have a fieldwork component.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cartography 
  • Air Photo Interpretation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Advanced Remote Sensing
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Methods in Geography
  • Field Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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40 alternative credits

Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of graduate credit, consisting of at least 12 hours of thesis credit and 28 credit hours of courses. 


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General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign institution with a degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.
  • Successful candidates are students who have excelled academically. Some programs have a minimum 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) requirement.
  • A one- to two-page statement that describes the student?s interest in both the field of geography and the OHIO graduate program
  • A separate resume or curriculum vitae.
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation by individuals who can comment on the student's preparation and potential for graduate studies.
  • All non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS academic). To be considered official, test scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to Ohio University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3498 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 USD /month
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