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Geography, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The Graduate Program in Geography from Rutgers University encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties.


The Geography graduate program from Rutgers University offers the following degree options: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). For students seeking a terminal master’s degree (i.e., not en route to a PhD), the requirements for the MA and MS degrees are identical. Students may opt for either designation at their discretion.

Graduates of the Program consistently secure top tier faculty appointments at major universities and colleges in Europe and North America, including the University of Arizona, University of CaliforniaBerkeley, University of Brighton (UK), the City University of New York, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, Kings College (UK), Miami University, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Rhode Island, Syracuse University, Temple University, University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Tennessee. Graduates also hold positions in federal, state, and county governmental agencies, international research institutes, non-governmental organizations, and private firms operating within their areas of specialization. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Geography 
  • Directed Study
  • Research Design
  • Research in Geography
  • Geography, Space and Social Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE General Test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28194 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28194 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11886 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11886 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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