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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Charlotte, NC

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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
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Business location and transportation analytics
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Human environmental systems
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Geographic information science and technology (gis&t)
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Urban regional analysis
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography Urban and regional analysis; earth and environmental systems; geographic information science
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Alternate accepted
Capstone (proposal and defense) for MA
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
39
Accepted
20
Enrolled
74%

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
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 (3.0 for junior and senior years), transcripts, three 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 and quantitative methods proficiency (if missing from coursework), personal statement,

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 557
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 1.43%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.43%
Unknown 1.43%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 2
Male (18)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Human-environment interaction; community well-being; geospatial technologies; mesoscale process & urban meteorology; GIS & Cartographic Design
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
709,829

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Deborah S.K. Thomas
Professor and Department Chair
Email: deborah.thomas@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-5976

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