12 months
2658 USD/year
2658 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Geography program at West Chester University is a practical, applied master’s degree that prepares students for careers in GIS planning, environmental work, population and site analysis, and related fields. Our program is customized for each student. 


The M.S. in Geography at the West Chester University is 33-credits, and is tailored to each student’s interests, prior background, and career aspirations. Our hands-on advising process gives students individual attention to ensure their interests are met, and that they are progressing through the program.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Our graduates are prepared for employment with government agencies such as the EPA, Census Bureau, CIA, and Forestry Service, as well as private sector jobs in geospatial technologies, engineering, and planning firms. Recent graduates are employed in engineering firms, technology companies (including ESRI), the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, public utility companies, local planning agencies, and more. A number of graduates have gone on to complete Ph.D.’s in top graduate programs. Common job titles include:

  • GIS Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Project Analyst
  • Solution Engineer
  • Planning Technician
  • Geospatial Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • World Geography
  • Environmental Conservation and Sustainability
  • GIS for the Social Sciences
  • Environmental Conservation and Sustainability
  • Geography of Latin America
  • Geography of Europe

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form submitted online.
  • Transcript from the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree. You will be notified if you need to submit transcripts from other colleges/universities you attended but did not earn a degree. If applying to a doctoral program you will need to submit the transcript from the college/university where you earned your master's degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation for degree and certificate programs. 
  • A written statement of your professional goals. The quality of your statement is of critical importance to the success of your application for admission. Several programs have specific requirements for the essay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Chester

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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