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University of Utah

Department of Geography

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Geography is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geographic information science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography
Master of Science (MS) Geography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (except for MS in geographic information science)
Thesis Required for some
6 research hours (for MS in geography); skills portfolio (for MS in geographic information science)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
14 research hours, 2 consecutive full-time semesters
Other Advanced Degrees Portfolio defense, capstone class

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

68
Applied
43
Accepted
16
Enrolled
63%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (except for MS in geographic information science)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 10
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

52
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.46%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.92%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 7.69%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 16
Male (21)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban-economic geography, earth system science, geographic information science and remote sensing, paleoenvironmental studies, hazards
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,031,272

Location & Contact

Address Room 217
332 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT  84112-9155
United States
Contact Dr. Philip Dennison
Chair
Email: dennison@geog.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-8218
Fax: 801-585-5081

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