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Geography, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Department of Geography offers a Master of Arts in Geography with a range of courses in human geography, physical geography, regional geography, and geographic techniques and methods at The City University of New York. 
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Overview

There are four broad concentration areas: environmental studies, geographic information science, places and cultures, and urban geography studies. The program accommodates students with a variety of professional backgrounds, and with academic training in social sciences, computer science, environmental science / engineering as well as traditional geography.

Learning outcomes

The Geography program at The City University of New York emphasizes geographic theory, skills, and analytical methodologies in urban, physical, and environmental geography, as well as geographic information science. A limited number of research, teaching, and college assistantships are available. The MA degree can be completed through either a thesis or a non-thesis option. Full-time students may be able to complete the M.A. within three semesters, but the average time for degree completion is three years. Many courses are offered in the evening to accommodate part-time and working students.

An MA in Geography from Hunter can lead to employment with local and national governments, international agencies, non-government organizations, corporations, consultants and information technology companies. The New York area is home to diverse urban communities, dynamic economies and cultures, government structures of all levels (from local to international), and corporate headquarters. Located on Manhattan’s upper east side, Hunter College is close to these activities. Students who wish to continue graduate work at the PhD level will find themselves well prepared and equipped with the research and technical skills necessary for advanced research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Geography
  • Geography of the United States
  • Geography of New York State

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • Typically, a Geography applicant has completed at least 18 credit hours in geography. While a lack of a background in geography will not impede admission, all students are expected to gain basic knowledge of geography prior to graduation in consultation with the student's adviser. It is recommended that students enter the program with knowledge of basic statistics. 
  • All students are required to take the Graduate Record Examination. Foreign students whose first language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Local students: $5,545 / semester

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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