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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Charlotte, NC

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography and urban regional analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Location analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Geographic information science and technologies
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Urban-regional analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Community planning
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47
Applied
39
Accepted
21
Enrolled
83%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, 3.0 for junior and senior years, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal essays (for MS); minimum GPA of 3.1 overall or for the last 2 years, 3.2 in major, three letters of reference, and personal essay (for MA)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements MA or MS in geography or a field related to the primary emphases of the program; minimum master's-level GPA of 3.5; GIS proficiency

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 523
TOEFL IBT score: 70
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 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

69
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.35%
Black or African American 2.9%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.45%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
494,867

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Craig Allan
Chair
Email: ges@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-5999

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