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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, MS


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The master of science in geography thesis option requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of 5000- and 6000-level courses, with 18 s.h. at the 6000 level. The non-thesis/internship option requires 36 s.h., with 21 s.h. at the 6000 level. The master of science in geography with a planning concentration offers only the nonthesis/internship option and requires a minimum of 36 s.h. at the 5000 and 6000 levels with a minimum of 21 s.h. at the 6000 level.

2. Research skills course - 3 s.h.


Choose a research skills/methods course related to the area of specialty and intended research:

3. Concentration - 6-15 s.h.


(Choose one area.)

Geography - 6-15 s.h.:


Thesis option:


Choose a minimum of 6 s.h. electives at the 5000 and 6000 levels in the major field areas (physical, human, techniques). Students are encouraged to take at least one course outside their selected major area of study. Courses in other departments may be selected in consultation with student’s advisor.

Non-thesis/Internship option:


Choose 12-15 s.h. electives at the 5000 and 6000 levels in the major field areas (physical, human, techniques). Students are encouraged to take at least one course outside their selected major area of study. Courses in other departments may be selected in consultation with student’s advisor.

Planning - 15 s.h.:


Choose 12 s.h. PLAN electives at the 5000 and 6000 levels


Choose a minimum of 6-9 s.h. of 5000- and 6000-level courses in geography and other departments in an area of specialization


4. Electives - 9 s.h.


Choose a minimum of 9 s.h. electives at the 5000 or 6000 level in the area of specialization (human, physical, techniques).

5. Thesis or non-thesis/internship option - 3-6 s.h.


Geography 3-6 s.h.:


Thesis option:


Note:

Students must pass the thesis defense.

Note:

Students must complete internship for minimum of 3 s.h. or maximum of 6 s.h. Student must present professional report and pass report defense.

Planning - 3 s.h.:


Note:

Student must present professional report and pass report defense.

Rural development - 3-6 s.h.:


Thesis option:


Note:

Students must pass the thesis defense.

Note:

Students must complete internship for minimum of 3 s.h. or maximum of 6 s.h., present professional report, and pass report defense.

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