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Missouri State University

Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning

Springfield, MO

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Missouri State University

Overview

Missouri State University / Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning is located in Springfield, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Geography, geology, and planning
Master of Natural and Applied Science (MNAS) Natural and applied science Geography, geology and planning
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Secondary education Physical geography
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Secondary education Earth science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (MS, MNAS)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
13
Accepted
13
Enrolled
48%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 20th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 20th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (MS, MNAS)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (MS, MNAS), 9-12 teacher certification (MS Ed)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 82%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.88%
Unknown 2.94%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 1
Male (15)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Stratigraphy and ancient meteorite impacts, environmental geochemistry of karst, hyperspectral image processing, water quality, small town planning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 South National
Springfield, MO  65897
United States
Contact Dr. Toby Dogwiler
Department Head
Email: tobydogwiler@missouristate.edu
Phone: 417-836-5800
Fax: 417-836-6934

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