University of North Dakota

College of Arts and Science

Geography

Address:

University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States

Phone:

1-800-225-5863

Fax:

1-701-777-3016

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Geography; M.S.-Geography;, GIS

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Department of Geography’s Masters of Arts graduate degree program is to provide a solid foundation in the concepts and theories of human geography, and to prepare students for careers in community and local economic development, land use planning, federal government service, historic preservation, geographic information science, and travel and tourism, or for doctoral work in human geography. Goal 1: Students will be able to create new knowledge and apply geographic techniques to solve geographic problems related to community and local economic development and land use planning. Goal 2: Students will exhibit a fundamental understanding of the breadth, depth, and integration of geography. Goal 3: Students will be able to integrate their learning in geography to the broader world. The mission of the Department of Geography’s Masters of Science graduate degree program is to provide a solid foundation in the concepts and theories of physical geography, and to develop skills in the use of geospatial technologies, which will prepare students for careers in natural resources management, geoscience, federal government service, and geographic information science, or for doctoral work in physical geography. Goal 1: Students will be able to create new knowledge and apply geographic techniques to solve geographic problems related to natural resources management and the geosciences. Goal 2: Students will exhibit a fundamental understanding of the breadth, depth, and integration of geography. Goal 3: Students will be able to integrate their learning in geography to the broader world. The Geography department offers a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISc). GISc is the foundation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which integrate spatial data sets in the form of digital maps, digital aerial photos, satellite imagery, and global positioning system (GPS) coordinates. The goal of GISc is to model landscapes digitally and to enable the characterization of spatial and temporal processes. Certificate students must be admitted to UND as either full or part-time graduate students. Application for admission must be made to the UND School of Graduate Studies. The certificate is designed to serve: a) non-geography graduate students currently pursuing a graduate degree from UND, and b) non-degree-seeking professionals already holding a graduate and/or baccalaureate degree who seek to “re-tool.” The courses taken in a previously completed GISc certificate program may be applied to a Master’s degree in Geography.

Accreditation:

UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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