12 months
30250 USD/year
30250 USD/year
10780 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS in Geography at the The University of Alabama offers four areas of study, including Earth system science, environment and natural resources, environment and society, and geographic information science. 


Key facts:

  • In addition, the department offers a GIS certificate program at the The University of Alabama that enables students to acquire technical and analytical skills.
  • The graduate program in Geography prepares students to pursue further academic study and to work in a broad range of positions with federal, state, and local governments; environmental consulting firms; private conservation and resource management agencies; and educational institutions.
  • This option requires a total of 30 credit hours including 6 hours of program requirements and 6 hours of thesis research. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken from courses in one of the areas of focus including earth system science; environment and natural resources; environment and society; or geographical information techniques. The remaining 6 credit hours may consist of courses from any of the other three areas of focus and/or may be selected from related courses offered in other disciplines with departmental approval (up to 6 of the 9 credit hours). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hydroclimatology
  • Applied Climatology
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Geostatistics Using R
  • Extreme Weather and Society
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Soil Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Spring: Rolling admission.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application form
  • Application fee payment
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial admission scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT or MCAT; if required by the department)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Language scores (non-native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15125 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15125 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5390 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Tuscaloosa

850 - 1300 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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