24 months
9094 USD/year
9094 USD/year
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A graduate degree in Geography at the University of Southern Mississippi 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 the University of Southern Mississippi 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

Courses include:

  • Thesis 
  • Seminar in Research Techniques and Presentation of Geographic Data 
  • Seminar in History and Development of Geographic Thought
  • Electives
  • Earth Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade point average over the last sixty (60) hours of undergraduate study.
  • Applicants must also submit official GRE scores to the Graduate School. Students whose native language is not English must achieve a official TOEFL score of 560 or higher.
  • Students with a non-geography degree may be required to take courses to cover their deficiencies.
  • Applicants must also send three letters of recommendation to the School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences, care of the graduate coordinator.
  • Applicants must upload a resume or curriculum vitae into the application.
  • Applicants must also send a personal statement as to why they want to enter the program. This statement should be limited to 750 words and should also be sent to the Geography graduate coordinator in the School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Hattiesburg

800 - 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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