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Kent State University

Department of Geography

Kent, OH

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Overview

Kent State University / Department of Geography is located in Kent, OH, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography
Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) Geographic information science Cyber geographic information science
Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) Geographic information science Geographic information science and health
Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) Geographic information science Environmental geographic information science
Master of Arts (MA) Geography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Thesis or two research papers, practicum (MGISc)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Minimum overall GPA for certificates is 3.0

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

42
Applied
35
Accepted
26
Enrolled
83%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, undergraduate degree transcripts, three letters of recommendation, goal statement, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree from accredited college or university, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, goal statement, resume
Additional Entrance Requirements Transcripts, undergraduate degree in geography or related field, minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA, goal statement, two letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

84
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.38%
Black or African American 2.38%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.38%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 2
Male (7)
Female (4)

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5190
Kent, OH  44242-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Sheridan
Professor and Chair
Email: ssherid1@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3224
Fax: 330-672-4304

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