M.A. On Campus


The University of Toledo

24 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
7378 USD/year
Tuition fee
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GIS technology and spatial analysis. Urban planning. These are the skills students in the Geography program of The University of Toledo acquire and the skills employers value.


The University of Toledo offers a broad graduate program in Geography that: 

  • Blends geographical science (how humans interact with their environment) and planning and developing communities 
  • Fosters theoretical and applied research in geography and planning 
  • Promotes multicultural understanding 
  • Supports community outreach programs and grassroots organizations 

During the first years of the Geography program of The University of Toledo graduate students take classes and focus on the comprehensive exam. During their second years, they complete their course work and focus on their theses. 

90% of graduates from the geography and planning master's program secure professional employment in their field or are accepted into prestigious doctoral programs. Some also go on to earn a Ph.D. in UToledo's spatially integrated social sciences program. 

Geography Master Degree Highlights

  • Not your typical master's degree. Our graduate program prepares students for professional work with an intensive, multicultural curriculum. UToledo graduate students receive a well-rounded education in geography and planning, but also develop highly marketable technical skills. 
  • Local issues, global impact. UToledo students explore topics relevant in Toledo and around the world — climate change, economic development, neighborhood change, resource management, land-use conflict and population growth. 
  • Engaged faculty. From orientation to your comprehensive exam and thesis presentation —  geography and planning faculty offer sound advice and counseling. They are active in local water issues, have been invited to White House summits and been awarded Fulbright scholarships and millions of dollars in grants. 
  • Professional student groups. Join the American Association of Geographers and American Planning Association. As a graduate student, receive discounted membership rates, access to special student programs at professional meetings, opportunities to give presentations and financial support. 

Career Opportunities

Learn valuable skills that help you rise above the competition in the job market and increase your earning potential. You'll graduate with skills in: 

  • Geographic information systems 
  • Remote sensing 
  • Location analysis 
  • Advanced research and writing  

UToledo geography and planning graduates have wide-ranging job opportunities, including:

  • Census and location analysts
  • Intelligence officers
  • Transportation planners
  • International business consultants
  • Regional and urban planners
  • Market researchers
  • Economic and community developers
  • Peace Corps officers
  • GIS analysts
  • Site developers
  • Educators

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Industrial Geography
  • Environmental Planning
  • Geography Education Strategies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Patterns of World Development
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university required for
  • GRE Requirement
  • In addition to the official, final transcripts, you must also provide official certified, or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates needed to fulfill your admission
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo Requirement
  • All international students must also demonstrate adequate financial resources for their graduate education before they can be admitted

Tuition Fee

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    12948 USD/year
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  • National

    12948 USD/year
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  • In-State

    7378 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7378 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toledo

893 - 1473 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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