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M.S. in Geography

A Master of Science (M.S.) degree is offered in geography. Students in all concentrations of Geography including cultural, economic, urban, historical geography, physical geography and GIS/mapping sciences enroll in the M.S. degree program. A proposal and defended thesis is required for completion of the M.S. program.

The master’s degree provides the student with a broad knowledge of the history, theory, content, and techniques of geography. Such knowledge may be obtained by enrollment in specific courses or through independent study, either at LSU or at some other institution.

  1. GEOG 7901 Introduction to Graduate Study (1)
  2. GEOG 7902 Research Methods in Geography (3)
  3. 15 hours of 4000-level or above courses
  4. 12 hours (four courses) of 7000-level courses (exclusive of 7901 and 7902)
  5. 6 hours of thesis research (GEOG 8000)


Contact the graduate secretary in the Department of Geography & Anthropology:

Graduate Secretary
227 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Both current and prospective students can start their enrollment by applying to the LSU Graduate School.

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