Geography, MS

Central to Mapping Your Future.

Central's MS in Geography serves as a springboard for further study or a career in the fields of planning, tourism, geotechnology, or geography. Custom design a program of study to meet your needs and increase your career marketability.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August
  • 30-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Hybrid class options (50% in person, 50% online)
  • Evening classes available
  • Financial aid is available
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Examine environmental, social, and economic challenges facing society. Explore and develop possible sustainable solutions to these challenges in a variety of in-demand careers. Gain an empirical grasp of the human- environment relationship as you work towards the eradication of social and economic activities that endanger the Earth’s regenerative abilities.

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Brian Sommers
Professor, Department Chair
Geography, Anthropology, & Tourism
International Studies
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall

Today, I own my own GIS (Geographic Information Systems) company employing 15 people, most Central GIS Geography graduates and my company have work in the GIS field all over the world. The field of GIS is large and expanding and I cannot find enough experienced graduates to work in the field. I would encourage anyone thinking of coming to Central to consider GIS and Geography...and I will employ them immediately upon graduation!

Marwin Gonzalez
MS ’12

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to develop a research proposal and carry out independent research on a chosen topic   
  2. Develop a substantive claim of the literature in Geography in general and in at least one subfield of the subject.   
  3. Present and defend research work in oral and written literature using accepted social science research methods.   
  4. Demonstrate competent skills in the collection, analysis and mapping of geographic data.   
  5. Apply geographic knowledge and skills to solve a range of problems faced by businesses, industry, government etc.   
  6. Write effectively and persuasively about key theories, principles and important figures in the development of geography and make appropriate citation of principal sources when making critical written arguments.