The Master of Arts in Applied Geography has 3 program options: Thesis, Internship Project, or Non-Thesis.
The master’s degree requires a minimum of 34 hours of graduate-level coursework; all but 17 credit hours must be at the 600-749 levels.
*The non-thesis option requires 37 hours of coursework, excluding GES 695 and GES 699. The non-thesis option is a terminal degree program.
Students coming into our programs without an undergraduate degree in geography must complete four undergraduate courses in geography to help ground themselves in the discipline. One course in each of the following sub-disciplines is required, in addition to completing the advanced degree requirements:
These courses may have been taken previously as part of an undergraduate program; if this is not the case, they may be taken at UNCG, in any other approved geography department, or in some cases by correspondence. Please consult the Director of Graduate Studies for more information or course approvals.