CCSU Geography - MS Geography

Department of Geography



Contact Information

Department of Geography

Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall, Rm 417

Diane Cannata, Secretary
p: 860-832-2785
f:  860-832-3140


Dr. Charles E. Button

Department Chair
p: 860-832-2788


Geography, M.S.

Program Rationale

The M.S. in Geography has been used as a springboard by those interested in further graduate study. Several graduates have gone on to Ph.D. programs at major universities. However, most graduate students are interested in using the M.S. in Geography as a terminal degree that will prepare them for careers in several technical areas.

Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the graduate program must comply with all requirements in the current graduate catalog.

A maximum of 9 credit hours total may be 400-level courses.

Capstone Requirements

Students must select a plan below:

Plan A, 30 credits, including a thesis (GEOG 599).
Plan B, 30 credits, including a comprehensive exam (GEOG 597), instead of a thesis or special project.
Plan C, 30 credits, including a special project (GEOG 595), instead of a thesis or exam.

Program Emphases:

Students enrolled in the M.S. in Geography program may emphasize any of the following areas:

  • urban and regional planning
  • environmental studies
  • travel and tourism
  • cultural and world regional geography
  • computer mapping or geographic information systems

Program Worksheet

Students must complete the following form with their advisor and receive University approval prior to the completion of 15 credits: Program Worksheet for M.S. Geography

Additional Information

Graduate study in Geography does not provide teacher certification.

For further information, contact the Geography Department at