Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- M.A.; Ph.D.
- Geographic Information Science (GI Science)
- Great Plains Studies
- Historical-Cultural Geography
- Human Geography
- Natural Resources and Environmental Geography
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79
- Three recommendation letters
- Statement of goals
DescriptionGeography is an integral component of the UNL School of Natural Resources. The School has an innovative structure designed to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research on important issues involving climate variability and change, water resources and applied ecology, including human-cultural and social factors critical in environmental management and policy. Both master's and doctoral degrees in Geography are offered.
Particularly strong programs exist in: 1) Geographic Information Science, emphasizing geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and cartography; 2) Historical and Human Geography, focusing on culture and settlement of the Great Plains, environmental perception and political behavior; 3) Natural Resources and Environmental Geography, emphasizing geospatial dimensions of conservation, water resources, natural hazards, climatology and related areas; and 4) Community and Regional Planning, a cross-disciplinary doctoral program combining strengths of the faculty of Geography and GI Science and faculty of Community and Regional Planning.
Many geography faculty and students are affiliated with UNL research centers such as the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies, the National Drought Mitigation Center, the High Plains Regional Climate Center, and the Center for Great Plains Studies.
Courses and MoreStudents in Geography are most likely to take courses in:
- Geography (GEOG)
- Great Plains Study Program (GPSP)
- Natural Resources (NRES)
- Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (NREE)
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and Research
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