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Graduate School

Geography MS


  • Major: Geography
  • Degree: Master of Science
  • School/College: Arts and Sciences

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Fall Application Deadline: January 15

Spring Applications: Only considered under exceptional circumstances. Contact the Graduate Director at by October 1 for Spring admission. 

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample (no more than 15 pages)
  • 3rd Letter of Recommendation

*Please do not submit GRE scores; they will not be reviewed by the admissions committee.

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester (under limited circumstances - contact Graduate Director at by October 1 for queries)


A Note from the Program

The Department of Geography offers training in fundamental geographic skills and the opportunity for advanced study and research in a variety of fields within the discipline. Areas of faculty expertise include the following: cartography and visualization, GIScience, and remote sensing; political and urban geography; environmental science and climatology; and environment-society relationships and political ecology. Programs of study lead to the M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The department has a strong record of success in graduate placement in private- and public-sector careers as well as in the academic sphere. To assist in its educational role, the department administers the GISciences Research Laboratory, the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, the Climate Research Laboratory, the Biogeomorphic Research Laboratory, the Center for Excellence in Geographic Education and the South Carolina Geographic Alliance.

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