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Pursuing an MA or PhD in Geography

There are three options: Option I requires a thesis whereas Options II and III do not. We usually encourage students to pursue Option I - writing a thesis will improve a graduate's employment or doctoral program opportunities. In addition, we offer a graduate certficate in Geographic Information Science that will enhance your education and increase your level of specialty within geography. With our graduate programs, there are four areas of study.

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Great Plains Studies

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Historical-Cultural Geography

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Human Geography

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Natural Resources and Environmental Geography

Graduate requirements   GIS Certificate requirements

DYK: UNL was the first post-secondary institution west of the Mississippi River to offer a doctorate in geography?



Here are all the graduate-level courses that we currently offer and courses for the current semester.

All courses

Fall 2019 MA courses

Fall 2019 PhD courses

Current Graduate Students

We would love to take this opportunity to highlight the students that we currently have pursuing an MA or PhD in Geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Here, you will find students with many different specialties and career aspirations, which may help to inspire your own.

Our Graduate Students

How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to continue your story with the geography program in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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