Study cover for Geography
M.Sc. Blended

Geography

South Dakota State University

24 months
Duration
9720 USD/year
9720 USD/year
5055 USD/year
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About

The curriculum of the Geography course at South Dakota State University, organized through formal courses, seminars, internship experiences, and supervised research, is designed to prepare students for positions in such professional areas as planning, remote sensing, geographic information sciences

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Overview

Geography is an exciting field that recognizes the complex relationships and linkages of human and natural systems; geography is the science of place.

 As such, geographers study and analyze many of today’s pressing issues, which range from climate change, human modification of the Earth’s systems, environmental hazards, resource assessment, and land use to population distributions, urbanization, cultural adaption, political organization of space, and globalization. 

Geographers’ tools, skill sets, and techniques, which include computer cartography, remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are recognized increasingly as essential for solving many contemporary questions and are not only being adopted by businesses and governmental agencies but also by wider society.

More people are recognizing that geography is fundamental to understanding our world and solving many of the problems that confront us.

This Geography course at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Have a genuine curiosity about the world
  • Enjoy both the hard sciences and social sciences
  • Like to learn about different places and cultures
  • Like working with technology
  • Are a problem solver and analytical thinker

Career Opportunities

  • Geographic information consultant
  • Urban planner
  • Community planner
  • Transportation planner
  • Hazard mitigation analyst
  • Climate change adaptation specialist
  • Land and water management
  • Government agency administrator
  • Professor/teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Evolution of Geographic Thought 
  • Research and Writing 
  • Thesis
  • Research Paper in Geography  

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

30 alternative credits

30-36 credit hrs

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5055 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 337 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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