Northeastern Illinois University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program is designed for students with various academic backgrounds who are interested in a career which spans the human and natural environments – the social and physical sciences – and who desire the spatial analytical skills of geography. Graduate students develop an area of proficiency within the broad scope of human- environment interactions and / or within the geographic realm of spatial analysis. The program is both theoretical and practical; students gain knowledge, conceptual skills and technical skills. The program provides a solid basis for a career, a career shift, career enhancement, or preparation for post-graduate studies. Careers • Environmental planning and management in government, industry, and non-profit organizations • Environmental education and nature interpretation • Geographer • Environmental professional • Regional planner • Industrial Development Specialist • Research Analyst • Geographic Information Systems Specialist Required Courses: GES-411 Scope and Philosophy of G&ES.......................3 cr. GES 413 Advanced Research Methods...........................3 cr. TWO OF GES 391: GIS 1................................................................3 cr. GES-442 Quantitative Research Methods.......................3 cr. GES 440 Qualitative Research Methods..........................3 cr. ONE OF GES-430 Research Seminar or....................................3 cr. GES-431 Thesis Seminar.............................................6 cr. Approved Electives................................................... 15/18 cr. Total 33cr. Students must write either a thesis (6 cr.) or major research paper (3 cr.) and pass a Comprehensive Exam (research paper option) or Thesis Defense (thesis option).

Accreditation:

The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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