Geography (M.S. or M.A.)
Study the science of physical geography and prepare to solve some of today’s most pressing problems in environmental management.
The field of physical geography is at the forefront of environmental action. With an M.A. in Geography from UND, you’ll be highly employable in government agencies and private industry. In the M.S. program, you’ll prepare for a dynamic career in natural resources management, geoscience, or geographic information science.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
- 30 (thesis option) or 36 (non-thesis option)
Why Study Geography at UND?
Geography encompasses some of today's most interesting careers. From natural resources management and the geosciences to cartography and GIS technologies, job opportunities in geography are varied and plentiful.
Master of Arts
The M.A. program in Geography at UND prepares you to use technology and scientific reasoning to examine places, communities and the interaction between the two.
With a focus on community and urban development, the M.A. program prepares you for doctoral study or for a career in community development, local economic development, land use planning, federal government service, historic preservation, or travel and tourism.
As a student at UND, you will:
- Create new knowledge and learn to solve geographic problems related to community and local economic development and land use planning.
- Exhibit a fundamental understanding of the breadth, depth and integration of geography.
- Integrate your learning in geography to the broader world.
Master of Science
With an M.S. in the field from UND, you'll be ready to make your mark in government, education, industry and beyond.
The M.S. program focuses on environmental geography with a particular emphasis on:
- Land use and land use change
- Water resources
- Human impact
- Landscape ecology
The M.S. program gives you a solid foundation in the concepts and theories of physical geography. You'll develop skills in the use of geospatial technologies and prepare for doctoral work in physical geography or for a rewarding career in natural resources management, geoscience, government service or geographic information science.