‌The Master's Program in Geography consists of 30 credits, including 6 credits for a thesis for those students choosing this route. Students on Graduate Assistantships normally take 3 courses (9 credits) in the Fall and 3 courses (9 credits) in the Spring. Students may elect to take up to 6 credits outside the department. The Master's Program is designed to be completed in two years.‌

Students may take courses in several thematic areas including urbanization, environmental change, geopolitics, political ecology, governance and empowerment, and development. Core courses in Geographic Thought and Advanced Research Design are required of all students. We also offer advanced technical instruction in GIS, remote sensing, and quantitative methods. The consistent emphasis on cities, environmental studies, development, and globalization is unique to our program.

The Department of Geography and Regional Studies does not currently have a doctoral program. Students in the Environmental Science and Policy and International Studies Ph.D. programs often enroll in Geography courses and work with our faculty.

For more information contact our Graduate Advisor, Dr. Richard Grant (rgrant@miami.edu).