12 months
13260 USD/year
13260 USD/year
3324 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Applied Geography program of the Georgia Southern University prepares graduates for advanced study, meaningful employment, and life-long learning.


The Georgia Southern University's Applied Geography program’s applied focus nurtures a culture of engagement, providing students with hands-on learning opportunities and helping students from a variety of academic disciplines apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations. 

The increasing demand for readily available, consistent, accurate, complete, and current geographic information and the widespread availability and use of advanced geospatial technologies offer excellent career opportunities for our graduates. Indeed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that overall employment demand for geospatial technologists will grow by a minimum of 20% over the next decade. 

The M.S. in Applied Geography offers students a diverse array of field experiences including:

  • Analyzing climate change impacts on barrier islands
  • Utilizing geospatial data and methods to address urban and environmental issues
  • Mapping and monitoring coastal habitats using remote sensing data
  • Applying urban forestry to meet sustainable development goals
  • Examining ecotourism, sustainability, and environmental change in Latin America
  • Developing warning systems for hydrometeorologic hazards in the Dolomite Alps in Italy

The program, therefore, prepares students for professional opportunities in a multitude of fields including: regional and transportation planning, the geospatial-intelligence industry, market analysis, meteorology/climatology, natural and human-made hazards, public health, logistics, resource management, and sustainable development.

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Seminar in Geographic Thought
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Global Climate Change
  • Cultural and Political Ecology
  • GIS Applications in Social Science
  • Geospatial Techniques and Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have completed requirements for the bachelors degree in a college accredited by the proper regional accrediting associations.
  • Must complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (scores must be sent to the College of Graduate Studies).
  • Must complete the TOEFL Exam with scores sent to the College of Graduate Studies (international students only).
  • Must submit a statement of purpose explaining the reasons for pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Geography. 
  • Must submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Typically, will have a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate coursework.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6630 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6630 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    3324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1662 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Statesboro

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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