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    Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography with a Concentration in Data Analytics, MS

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The Master of Science degree with a major in geography has a minimum requirement of 36 hours of academic credit, which includes either (a) a 6-hour thesis or (b) a 3-hour research problem in lieu of thesis report (GEOG 5920 ) and an additional 3 semester credit hours from elsewhere in the curriculum. The concentration in Data Analytics enables students to integrate statistics, data management, and data visualization with place-based perspectives of geography, such as geographic information systems, locational analysis, and cartography.


Additional requirements

Generally, students define their degree plan and committee at the beginning of their second semester, in consultation with their major professor.
All non-thesis students are required to take comprehensive exams. See for details.
No grade below a B will count toward the degree. Any grade below a B must be replaced by retaking the course the next time it is offered and earning at least a B. Students may retake no more than two such courses.
Thesis students must present (and defend) the results of their thesis. The oral presentation and defense is administered after the major professor and the thesis committee members have approved the written version of the thesis or research report. At the completion of 30 semester credit hours, students will not be allowed to change their initial decision to choose either the thesis or non-thesis option.
Students who have not graduated 1.5 years after completion of course work must formally apply for an extension to remain in the program (see for details). If a student does not demonstrate satisfactory progress toward completing the thesis within 1.5 years of defending the proposal, a grade of “no progress” will be assigned to the thesis.

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