Research Master's | Department of Geography and the Environment

Research Master's

This degree program provides a foundation in geography and helps students develop into independent researchers through the master's thesis.

Program Info

Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Pinliang Dong

Administrative Contact: Scott Hanel

  • February 15 - Deadline for fall admissions with consideration for Department funding (e.g., Teaching Assistantships), but applications for admission without guaranteed consideration for funding will be considered through April 15.
    • See our application checklist.
    • Find out what we assess in your application letter here.
    • Start the application process here.
    • International applicants should begin the application process several months prior to the application deadline to allow ample time for visa processing. More information for international applications can be found here.

Our admissions committee conducts a holistic review of each application. Although a deficiency in one criterion will not preclude admission, top applicants will demonstrate strong potential in all areas. We seek students who are well prepared and fit with the research interests of our faculty.