Degree Requirements

Geography M.A. Degree Requirements

The program continues the general training of the undergraduate degree but also provides for concentration in preparation either for employment or further study. The student takes courses in several areas of the discipline as well as at least three courses in an acceptable concentration. The 30-credit-hour minimum for the M.A. thesis program may include 6 hours outside the department and a maximum of 6 hours for the master’s thesis. The M.A. degree requires a final oral examination. Students with 6 or more hours of Incomplete are denied permission to enroll until these hours are reduced to the allowable limit (5 hours).

Handbook for Graduate Students

Detailed information on departmental regulations is included in Policies for Graduate Study in Geography at the University of Kansas, available on the department's website.

Contact Info

Department of Geography

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 213
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575
785-864-5143
785-864-5378
kugeog@ku.edu
http://www.geog.ku.edu/
Johannes Feddema, Chair
785-864-5534
Stephen Egbert, Associate Chair
785-864-4252

Department of Geography

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-5143
785-864-5378
kugeog@ku.edu
http://www.geog.ku.edu/
Peter Herlihy, Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-4292

Department of Geography

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 213
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575
785-864-5143
785-864-5378
kugeog@ku.edu
http://www.geog.ku.edu/
Nathaniel Brunsell, Graduate Program Director
785-864-2021
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