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Texas State University

Master's Programs in Geography

San Marcos, TX

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Texas State University

Overview

Texas State University / Master's Programs in Geography is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Applied Geography (MAG) Geographic information science
Master of Science (MS) Geographic education
Master of Applied Geography (MAG) Geography
Master of Applied Geography (MAG) Geographic education
Master of Applied Geography (MAG) Resources and environmental studies
Master of Science (MS) Environmental geography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
27
Accepted
17
Enrolled
71%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
90
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 October 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.2 in last 60 hours of course work (for MAG), 3.4 (for MS); 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; current resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$13,687
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 22.92%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.08%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 0
Male (14)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Artic Change and Cryosphere-Climate Interations; Natural and Environmental Hazards; Latin American Population Migration; Geomorphology and Biogeography; Sub-Saharan Africa; Human Environmental Relations; Environmental Change and Management; Digital Terrain Analysis; River Basin managment; Political Ecology; Urban Development and Cultural Geography; Lang use policy and community geography;
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
107,428

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. F. Benjamin Zhan
Graduate Adviser
Email: fz01@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-8846
Fax: 512-245-8353

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