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Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
FallFebruary 15 (to be considered for financial support)April 1
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Preparation for graduate work in geography should include undergraduate courses in geography. Upon consultation with their advisor, students with insufficient background work in geography may be required to take additional undergraduate courses.

Minimum Language Requirements

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Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Geography Program

All elements of the application including those required by the department are submitted through the Graduate School online application. For complete instructions, see the Department of Geography website.

  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • GRE scores optional