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Master of Arts in Geography

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

Fall semester with financial support: January 15 
Fall semester without financial support: April 1 

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Preparation for graduate work in geography should include undergraduate courses in geography. Upon consultation with their adviser, students with insufficient background work in geography may be required to take additional undergraduate courses.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 2011 1000
On or after August 1, 2011 297

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies 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 Studies online application. For complete instructions, see the Department of Geography website.

Contact Information

Matthew Foulkes, PhD
8 Stewart Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Geography Admission Page