100
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Geography is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Health geography
Master of Arts (MA) Earth systems science
Master of Arts (MA) Geography
Master of Arts (MA) Environmental modeling and analysis
Master of Science (MS) Economic geography and business geographics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography
Master of Science (MS) Earth systems science
Master of Science (MS) Geographic information science
Master of Arts (MA) International trade
Master of Arts (MA) Urban and regional analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Geographic information science

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Project or portfolio
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

140
Applied
32
Accepted
29
Enrolled
23%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st March 10th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st September 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.9
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 10
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

100
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 1%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time (19)
Part-time (1)
Male (11)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International business and world trade, geographic information systems and cartography, transportation, urban and regional analysis, physical and environmental geography
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,559,165

Location & Contact

Address 105 Wilkeson Quad
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Dr. Sean Bennett
Chair
Email: seanb@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-0490
Fax: 716-645-2329