Online Master of Arts in Geography
Arizona State University’s Master of Arts in geography is designed to offer specialized academic and professional training in geography, allowing you to deepen your knowledge of the world and prepare for further specialization or immediate employment. In this program, you’ll focus on location — specifically the heart of geography, urban planning, climatology and GIS to develop research projects and solutions to geographical problems.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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Is earning a master’s degree in geography from ASU Online worth it?
Yes. ASU Online’s Master of Arts in geography is one of the first of its kind, addressing an unmet need and making a higher degree in geography accessible to a larger population. Additionally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, geography occupations are expected to grow between 7–10% through 2028, which is quicker than the average rate.
What skills will I learn in this geography master’s program?
In this master’s in geography program, you'll gain a deeper understanding of geographical locations and the relationship between people and their environments. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art research centers and work with world renowned faculty on diverse research projects, helping you strengthen your skills in specific geographical topics.
Can I tailor this geography master’s program to fit my interests?
Yes. In the master’s in geography, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your coursework to your personal interests. In the program, you’ll explore several topics in the field of geography, including research methods, spatial statistics, GIS methods, urban planning, climate change and more. You’ll also choose electives and create a capstone project, allowing you to dig deeper into specific topics you’re interested in.
Featured master’s in geography courses
The master’s in geography features a wide range of courses aimed to prepare you for a variety of roles after graduation. In this program, you’ll learn relevant issues relating to geography, research methods, GIS and more. To graduate from this program, you must also complete a geography capstone or a thesis. Courses include:
Geodesign & Urban Planning
Geographic Research Methods
Geography Problems and Context
GIS Methods for Non-Majors
Multivariate Statistics for Social Sciences
Seminar: Geography Colloquium
Spatial Statistics for Geography and Planning
Geodesign & Urban Planning
What can I do with an online master’s in geography?
The master’s in geography equips you with several transferable skills, including research, communication, management, leadership, adaptability and team-working skills. Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to further your education or work in a variety of industries. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Master’s in geography admission requirements
Applicants of the Master of Arts in geography program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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