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What will I learn?

The University of Toledo offers a broad graduate program in geography that:

Blends geographical science (how humans interact with their environment) and planning and developing communities
Fosters theoretical and applied research in geography and planning
Promotes multicultural understanding
Supports community outreach programs and grassroots organizations

During the first years of the two-year program, UToledo graduate students take classes and focus on the comprehensive exam. During their second years, they complete their course work and focus on their theses.

90% of graduates from the geography and planning master's program secure professional employment in their field or are accepted into prestigious doctoral programs. Some also go on to earn a Ph.D. in UToledo's spatially integrated social sciences program.


Not your typical master's degree. Our graduate program prepares students for professional work with an intensive, multicultural curriculum. UToledo graduate students receive a well-rounded education in geography and planning, but also develop highly marketable technical skills.

Local issues, global impact. UToledo students explore topics relevant in Toledo and around the world — climate change, economic development, neighborhood change, resource management, land-use conflict and population growth.

Engaged faculty. From orientation to your comprehensive exam and thesis presentation — geography and planning faculty offer sound advice and counseling. They are active in local water issues, have been invited to White House summits and been awarded Fulbright scholarships and millions of dollars in grants.


Learn valuable skills that help you rise above the competition in the job market and increase your earning potential. You'll graduate with skills in:

Geographic information systems
Remote sensing
Location analysis
Advanced research and writing

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$12,948.60 per year
Tuition fee is for Fall & Spring (plateau 12-15 hours); For summer fee (plateau 9-11 hours): USD $9,711.45.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft Street,



43606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university required.

For international students

Students must have four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university required. English Language Proficiency: TOEFL PBT - 550, TOEFL IBT equal to 80 or above, IELTS equal to 6.5 or above, PTE equal to 58 or above, Duolingo equal to 105 or above. Application deadline: for fall: March 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Toledo

UToledo offers more than 270 programs at undergraduate and graduate levels including business, engineering, arts, medicine, education and law.

  • Based in Toledo, Ohio, on Lake Erie, near Detroit
  • More than 270 academic programs to choose from
  • A 3 Palmes excellent business school (Eduniversal)
  • Funding for 93 percent of international undergraduates

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