Graduate Programs in Geography

The Department offers a program of study and research leading to a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Geography. Field and archival methods, geographic information techniques, quantitative and qualitative methods provide students with necessary research tools and skills.  Interdisciplinary backgrounds are encouraged and are developed through course work in other disciplines, as well as through involvement in research colloquia across campus. Through our graduate program students will become professional geographers and develop research skills and techniques that will allow them to be competitive in the private or public sector.

Graduate students can design their course of study/research and concentrate in one of the subfields of geography that the faculty support. These areas include, but are not limited to, geospatial technologies (remote sensing, GIS, cartography), cultural geography, geomorphology, environmental change, biogeography, cultural and political ecology, economic development, Latin America and the U.S. South.

In addition to specializations in different areas of geography, the department maintains collaborative relationships with a number of different academic units at the university as well as a number of outside agencies, including a cooperative relationship with the John C. Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis. Our campus at the Gulf Coast campus offers excellent facilities to work in a coastal environment.

We also offer several teaching assistantships that are awarded on a competitive basis, and research assistantships for students to work with faculty members on funded research projects.

The current graduate bulletin is found here.

Click here for admissions requirements and procedures for the graduate school.

Click here for general degree requirements.