Program in Geography College of Liberal Arts University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Geography (MA, Phd).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Comprehensive Exam, Thesis Or 3 Papers; For Doctorate, Comprehensive Exam, Thesis/Dissertation.


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S And Doctorate, GRE General Test, Minimum GPA Of 3.5. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL (Paper: 600, Computer: 250, Ibt: 100) Or IELTS Or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery.
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 12/15 For Domestic And International Students.
Application Fee:
$55 ($75 For International Students)
Student Statistics:
76 Applicants, 33% Accepted, 13 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
61 Full-Time (27 Women), 12 Part-Time (3 Women); Includes 3 Minority (All Asian Americans Or Pacific Islanders), 16 International.


19 Full-Time (6 Women), 13 Part-Time/Adjunct (4 Women).

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
In 2008&Ndash;09, 61 Students Received Support, Including 21 Fellowships With Full Tuition Reimbursements Available (Averaging $22,000 Per Year), 9 Research Assistantships With Full And Partial Tuition Reimbursements Available (Averaging $14,000 Per Year), 31 Teaching Assistantships With Full And Partial Tuition Reimbursements Available (Averaging $14,000 Per Year); Career-Related Internships Or Fieldwork, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally Sponsored Loans, Scholarships/Grants, Traineeships, Health Care Benefits, Tuition Waivers (Full And Partial), And Unspecified Assistantships Also Available. Support Available To Part-Time Students. Financial Award Application Deadline: 12/15.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Abdi I. Samatar
Professor and Chair
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Phone: 612-626-1877
Fax: 612-624-1044

Contact Info
Bonnie L. Williams
DGS Assistant
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Phone: 612-625-6080
Fax: 612-624-1044

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