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Master of Applied Geography

The Master of Applied Geography degree program is designed to prepare geographers to use their skills and background knowledge to solve real-world problems with geographic dimensions. Applied geography includes such sub-fields as environmental management, GIS, cartography, land use planning, location analysis, land management, transportation systems planning, applied physical geography, geographic aspects of environmental law and spatial modeling.

The Department of Geography offers the Master of Applied Geography degree that requires 33 semester hours. All candidates must complete a core consisting of GEO 5300, 5301, 5309, and 5335 (Directed Research). Students also take six hours of graduate course electives in any discipline(s) including Geography. The remaining 15 hours of the degree are taken in one of the four majors listed above.

  • The Geography-Land Management major requires GEO 5312 and 5339, at least six hours to be selected from GEO 5313, 5314, 5338, 5349, 5360, and 5418.
  • The Geography-Resource & Environmental Studies major requires GEO 5313 and 5314, at least six hours to select from GEO 5312, 5316, 5334, 5338, 5339, 5351, 5352, 5370, 5418, and 5430.
  • The Geography-Geographic Information Science major requires 12 hours chosen from GEO 5408, 5415, 5418, and 5419.
  • The general Geography major permits 12-15 hours of Geography electives.
  • The Geographic Education emphasis requires GEO 5340, at least six hours to be selected from GEO 5308, 5313, 5315, 5323, 5341, 5342, 5343, 5344, 5349, 5370, and 5395.

For more information, contact the Graduate Staff Advisor, Allison Glass-Smith at am13@txstate.edu