12 months
19849 USD/year
19849 USD/year
4839 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Geography from Appalachian State University is designed to provide students with a broad range of academic and professional options. 


Geography from Appalachian State University prepares students for either professional opportunities in applied geography and planning, Ph.D. work in geography and related fields, or opportunities teaching geography at all educational levels, including college.

Past graduates have found jobs working in fields such as: geographic information science, climate science, planning for climate resilience, environmental analysis and policy development, transportation planning, urban planning, satellite image analysis, cartography, regional planning and sustainable development, economic development and land resource management.


  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Director of Land Protection and Stewardship
  • Entrepreneur
  • Geospatial Data Analyst
  • GIS Director
  • Health Geographer
  • Land Surveyor
  • Park Ranger

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Themes and Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Geography
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Climate Change: Physical Science Basis
  • Climate and Society 
  • Planning for Climate Resilience 
  • Digital Image Processing 
  • Theory and Practice of Engineering Thermodynamics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall Admission - priority deadline is February 15


30 SCH

30-36 depending on the concentration


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Required Entrance Exam: GRE (score must be no more than 5 years old)
  • Required number of references to specify in the online form: 3
  • Resume 
  • letter addressing reasons why applicant wishes to enter the program, not to exceed two pages stating reasons why applicant wishes to enter the program
  • Graduate School: 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).
  • Submit your graduate application online.
  • Pay the online application fee
  • Mail official or certified transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended that have been evaluated by a NACES accredited credential evaluation service.
  • Provide proof of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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    19849 USD/year
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  • National

    19849 USD/year
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  • In-State

    4839 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4839 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boone

900 - 1400 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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