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University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Geography

College Park , MD

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University of Maryland, College Park

Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Geography is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Master of Library Science (MA/MLS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 7

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 Required
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

67
Applied
12
Accepted
9
Enrolled
18%

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 December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
TWE: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.29%
Black or African American 2.86%
White or Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.43%
Unknown 1.43%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

79
Total faculty
Full-time - 73
Part-time - 6
Male (54)
Female (25)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cartography and automated mapping, environmental systems analysis, metropolitan analysis and planning, historical and human geography, coastal geomorphology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
11,494,985

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Dr. Chris Justice
Chair
Email: cjustice@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-7600
Fax: 301-404-9299

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