University of Southern Mississippi

24 months
592 USD/credit
592 USD/credit
480 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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A graduate degree in Geography provides students with coursework and experience beyond the undergraduate degree that will help them prepare for and choose the professional career path for which they are best suited. 


The M.S. degree in Geography at Southern Miss offers students an opportunity to specialize in sub-fields of their interest while also gaining valuable experience working with faculty members on research projects and conducting their own independent research for their thesis.

What Will I Learn?

Students in the M.S. program in Geography can take graduate-level courses in geographic information systems, environmental processes, human and cultural geography, sustainable development, and human-environment systems. Students who graduate with an M.S. in Geography from Southern Miss are well prepared for a wide range of professions. Alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers in academia, geographic information sciences, environmental analysis, and urban planning.

Programme Structure

  • Students can pursue the M.S. degree at both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses of Southern Miss. Many graduate students take courses on both campuses, either in person or through interactive video connections. 
  • The Geography faculty at Southern Miss represent all of the major sub-fields within the discipline and provide expert-level guidance in a wide range of topics in human or physical geography and in the geographic information sciences.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75/4.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Good standing at last university attended
  • Official transcripts and degree certificates or diplomas from all previous colleges or universities attended
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores
  • Official copy of GRE, GMAT, or MAT score from testing service
  • Three letters of recommendation (upload to application file)
  • Statement of Purpose or writing sample (according to departmental requirements)
  • Immunization records (required prior to enrolling in classes if admitted)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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University of Southern Mississippi