Master of Arts in Geography

Grow your career and become expert in your field

The University of Northern Iowa offers a two-year Master of Arts in Geography program that allows students become experts in many subfields of geography, including: GIS, Remote sensing, Physical (fluvial and glacial geomorphology, soils) and other areas, all of them taught by our nationally-recognized faculty.

students at the clasrrom with remote sensors

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Dr. Bingquing Liang


Bingqing Liang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography & Graduate Program Coordinator
(319) 273-3609

Career Opportunities

With the Geography graduate degree, you will advance your career in one of these areas or be ready to continue your career in higher education. These opportunities might be:

  • Senior Program Manager
  • Department Chair
  • Sustainability and GIS Manager
  • Senior Planner
  • Senior GIS Technician

Courses & Curriculum

Our program is a full-time, two-year program that consists of the following classes:

  • GIS Applications
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Drones for Mapping & Communication
  • Demography & Population Geography
  • Satellite Image Processing
  • Cartographic Design
  • Geographic Research Methods
  • Seminar
  • Research

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