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Geography

Program Summary

The master’s degree in geography is the ideal program for students who are interested in geography, earth science and atmospheric science. Your course of study will teach you the skills to make substantive contributions to society as scientists and educators.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.S. in Geography

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Physical and Environmental Geography
  • Specialization in Climatology
  • Specialization in Urban and Economic Geography
  • Specialization in GIS/Spatial Analysis

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 October 1
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences
Davis Hall, Room 118
Program website
(815) 753-0631

Director of Graduate Studies:
Dr. Ryan James
rjames1@niu.edu
(815) 753-0059

Application Contact:
Dawn Sibley
dsibley@niu.edu
(815) 753-0633



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