Geography - Master of Applied Geography
The basic requirement for the Master of Applied Geography is a minimum of 30 graduate credits, including 6 thesis credits and a successful thesis defense. Students choosing the thesis option are required to file a digital copy of the thesis and thesis data that will be archived on the Departmental Website and the Departmental server. A non-thesis option requires 36 graduate credits with a minimum of 3 credits of professional residency and an approved final residency report. Students choosing the non-thesis option are required to file a digital copy of their residency report that will be archived on the Departmental Website and the Departmental server. All candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher. All candidates must also receive a grade of B or better in the following required courses: GEOG 501 Research Design and History of Geographic Thought; GEOG 585 Advanced Spatial Analysis; and one graduate-level GIS&T course, either prior to entering the program or before graduation. A total of at least 15 credits must be earned in courses numbered 500 and above, and no more than 9 credits of the 30 (thesis option) or 36 (non-thesis option) can be earned outside of geography.