Master On Campus


New Mexico State University

12 months
3584 USD/year
3584 USD/year
2963 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Department of Geography at New Mexico State University is committed to preparing students for graduate study and professional careers by providing them with geographic educational experiences of the highest quality; to conducting research on issues of social and environmental relevance; and to serving the university, the community, the state, and the discipline.


 The Department of Geography offers several degrees at New Mexico State University. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography with a concentration in either Human-Environment Relationships (HER) or Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T); a Minor in Geography; and a Minor in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T). At the graduate level, the Department offers a thesis- and residency-based Master of Applied Geography (MAG) degree as well as a Graduate Minor in GIS&T.

Program highlights

The graduate program emphasizes specialized, independent, and applied scholarship built on a solid foundation of general geographic knowledge and skills. That is, we provide students with opportunities to acquire essential geographic knowledge and skills through a variety of graduate and advanced undergraduate courses and, subsequently, support students to carry out their own research in collaboration with a faculty advisor and an advisory committee composed of other faculty members and/or professionals from the private or public sectors.

We work closely with our students to accommodate their unique needs and career goals (e.g., working for local, state, or federal governments; getting a job in the private sector; pursuing a Ph.D. degree). Students may specialize in any of the areas in which the geography faculty members offer expertise, including but not limited to geographic information science and technology (e.g., remote sensing and geographic information systems), urban geography, cultural geography, biogeography, geomorphology, and environmental planning.

Faculty and graduate student research interests range broadly, including the sustainability of drylands; international border water resource policy, land cover and land use dynamics in savannas, grasslands, and deserts; landscape ecology; biogeography; geomorphology; avian ecology; remote sensing, GIS; species distribution modeling; geography education; transportation planning, community development, environmental planning, cultural geography; natural resource management; mobility; and climate variability and climate change.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Climatology
  • Cultural geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Geography natural environment
  • Culture and environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate School does not require transcript evaluations as part of the application process but reserve’s the right to request an evaluation should there be a concern or question regarding the academic record. 
  • If the GPA calculation by the Graduate School does not correspond to the applicant’s idea of equivalency, the applicant is welcome to have the academic record evaluated by a third party evaluator. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3584 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3584 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2963 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2963 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Cruces

806 - 1259 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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