Ball State University
College of Sciences and Humanities
Master in Science (M.S.) in Geography
Specialized programs developed to apply state-of-the-art technologies of geography, atmospheric sciences and allied sciences. Students may specialize either in geographic information science and/or meteorology and climatology; however, most students choose to be cross-trained in both areas.
The Master of Science in Geography is designed as a 30 credit hour, two-year, research thesis-based program. Students wanting to specialize primarily in atmospheric science should ideally take pre-requisite courses in introductory meteorology, introductory calculus (two semesters), and introductory calculus-based physics (two semesters) prior to entering the program. Students wanting to specialize in geographic information science will benefit most from their graduate program by completing an introductory GIS or map reading course prior to entering the program.
Founded in 1918, Ball State University is a state-assisted residential university in Muncie, IN, a midsized Midwestern city one hour northeast of Indianapolis. The Department of Geography Master's program is recognized by the Association of American Geographers and American Meteorological Society.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 30
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants can learn more by contacting staff in the Ball State Financial Aid Office. You are encouraged to complete the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid. School FASFA Code: 178600
Locale: Small City