Rutgers University

24 months
28194 EUR/year
11886 EUR/year
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The Graduate Program in Geography from Rutgers University encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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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