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Master of Arts (MA) in Geography University of Colorado Boulder




Course info


The basic purpose of the graduate program in the Department of Geography is to train scholars and professionals to produce and disseminate knowledge and to make outstanding contributions in the public and private sectors.

General Requirements

The minimum requirements for an MA in geography may be fulfilled by completing 30 credit hours of graduate work (5000 level or above), including 4 to 6 credit hours of thesis work. Master's students may, with the written approval of their advisor, use a maximum of 6 hours of 3000- or 4000-level course work to reach the required 30 hours.

Required Courses

GEOG 5152 History and Theory of Geography

GEOG 5161 Research Design in Geography

GEOG 5023 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Human Geography

Or GEOG 5722 Field Methods in Human Geography

GEOG 6950 Master's Thesis

Course options

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Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$34,214.00 (25,87,177) per year




College of Arts and Sciences

275 UCB,



80309, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must:

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or have done work equivalent to that required for such a degree.

Show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by the student’s scholastic record.

Have adequate preparation to enter graduate study in the chosen field. Have at least a 2.75 (2.00=C) undergraduate grade point average.

All international applicants are required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency.

Paper-Based TOEFL - 537

Internet Based TOEFL - 75

IELTS - 6.0

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