Ball State University

College of Sciences and Humanities



2000 W. University Avenue

Muncie, IN 47306

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in Science (M.S.) in Geography

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 Granting

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: Midsize City

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