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University of South Carolina

12 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
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While geography is an old discipline, going back at least to the classical era, we are on the cutting edge, becoming one of the leading centers for geographic information systems, satellite-based remote sensing and other 21st-century technology. The Geography MA/MSc program is offered at University of South Carolina.

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The Department of Geography offers the opportunity for advanced study and research in a variety of fields within the discipline. The department awards the M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Graduate students take specialized courses and seminars in environmental change, urban and political geography, spatial data analysis, remote sensing, physical systems, and environmental science. Graduate students also learn disciplinary history and receive training in geographic research methods and research design.

Career opportunities

Students from the Geography MA/MSc program offered at University of South Carolina work across fields in the academic, business, government and nonprofit sectors. Careers range as widely as the subdisciplines within geography, spanning and often bridging social and natural sciences. Human geography explores spatial aspects of human existence. Physical geography investigates spatial patterns and processes of climate, landforms, vegetation, soil and water. Geographers also develop tools used for this work which are increasingly important for understanding our complex world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Approaches to Geography 
  • Landform Geography
  • Weather and Climate
  • Peoples, Places and Environments
  • Seminar in Geography

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Official GRE Score
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

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    12688 USD/year
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999 - 1508 USD /month
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