Miami University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
12308 USD/year
12308 USD/year
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Geography from Miami University provides you with the instruction and guidance needed for you to become a professional Geographer. 


Geography from Miami University students receive departmental funding to complete thesis research and attend professional conferences. Our graduate students have access to the most up-to-date education and application of geospatial technology and theory.

The theoretical, methodological, teaching, and practical skills that our MA graduates have developed at Miami University lead them into related employment opportunities. Our graduates obtain entry- to mid-level technical, geospatial, and managerial positions in city, state, and federal governmental agencies, and in a variety of start-ups, corporations, and non-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Our M.A. students also have the option to complete a three- to six-month internship, undertaken simultaneously with required graduate course credits, with research experience equivalent to a thesis. An Internship Report is required, which is a scholarly paper instead of a thesis, as well as monthly updates to the Graduate Advisory Committee.

Graduates with Geography from Miami University will be able to:

  • demonstrate competency in contemporary geographic theory and research methods;
  • complete a research project consistent with larger trends in the geographic field;
  • demonstrate effective academic written and oral communication skills;
  • engage in activities that contribute to professional service and development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human geography
  • Physical geography
  • Cartography or GIS
  • Quantitative methods course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.00
  • Applicants for graduate study must have earned at least a 4-year U.S. equivalent Baccalaureate degree. 
  • Applicants admitted to Miami University must have an official final transcript from the Baccalaureate institution and all courses attended after.
  • Records issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a literal (not interpretive) certified English translation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6154 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6154 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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