Master of Arts in Geography
The University of Northern Iowa offers a two-year Master of Arts in Geography program with options in many subfields of geography, including:
- Remote sensing
- Physical (fluvial and glacial geomorphology, soils)
- Geographic education
Program offers many sub-disciplines to explore, including GIS & Remote Sensing, Environmental & Earth Systems, Geomorphology, Human Spatial Systems, Planning & Dvpt, and Geography Ed.
Department offers a number of teaching and research assistantships. Qualifying graduate students can also apply for the Graduate College Tuition Scholarship.
Profs are experts in a wide variety of fields, including GIS, Geoarcheology, Gender and Culture, Arctic, Rivers, Political Behavior, Urban Planning, Transportation and many more.
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Associate Professor of Geography & Graduate Coordinator
The Master of Arts degree in Geography is available on the research (thesis) and professional (non-thesis) options. Students pursuing either option may select from the following research concentrations: Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing; Environmental and Earth Systems; Geomorphology; Human Spatial Systems; Planning and Development; Geography Education.
A small assortment of areas with active faculty research:
- Climate Change
- Arctic Social and Environmental Systems
- Financial Institutions and Immigrant Integration
- Regional Development and Policy
- Advanced Spatial Analysis and Statistics
- Health Geographics
Assistantships & Funding
The Department has a limited number of Graduate teaching and research Assistantships available for qualifying graduate students. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Geography Graduate Assistantship full-time salary is $14,376 and half-time salary is $7,188. Qualifying graduate students can also apply for the Graduate College Tuition Scholarship. The department makes every effort (not guaranteed) to provide students with an assistantship a matching scholarship.