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Geography, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (QS) ,
The program emphasizes geographic and social theory and analytical methodologies in human, physical, and environmental geography, as well as geographic information science. A limited number of research, teaching, and college assistantships are available. 


The MA degree can be completed through either a thesis or exam. Full-time students may be able to complete the MA within three semesters, but the average time for degree completion is three years. Many courses are offered in the evening to accommodate part-time and working students.

An MA in Geography from Hunter can lead to employment with local and national governments, international agencies, non-government organizations, corporations, consultants and information technology companies. The New York area is home to diverse urban communities, dynamic economies and cultures, government structures of all levels (from local to international), and corporate headquarters. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Hunter College is close to these activities and is highly accessible from all parts of New York City and surrounding areas. Students who wish to continue graduate work at the PhD level will find themselves well prepared and equipped with the research and technical skills necessary for advanced research.

Programme Structure

  •  Geographic Thought and Theory
  •  Geographic Research Design
  •  Research Topics in Geography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admissions procedures are as established by the Hunter College Office of Graduate Admissions. See Graduate Admissions: General . Candidates must have a BA or BS or equivalent, an undergraduate GPA of at least a B minus, with a B average in the major, and (normally) the completion of at least 18 credit hours in geography. A lack of a background in geography will not impede admission, but the student is expected to gain basic knowledge of geography prior to graduation in consultation with the student’s adviser. It is recommended that students enter the program with knowledge of basic statistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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The fee for full time national is 5065$/semester.


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