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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Master of Geography (MS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University


The Master of Geography (MS) program objective is to help students develop an understanding in the application of geography and be in the forefront solving problems of environmental and natural resource use and policy. The Master of Geography program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Master of Geography curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Geography:

  • Economic GeographyMaster of Geography
  • History and Paradigms of Geomorphology
  • Coastal Geomorphology
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Glacial Geomorphology
  • Resource-Based Development
  • Human Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Environment and Subsistence in Indigenous Cultures
  • Climatology
  • Biophysical Modeling of Land Surface Processes and Land Atmosphere Interactions
  • Biogeography of Plants
  • Biogeography of Animals
  • Medical Geography
  • Political Geography of Geopolitics
  • Population Geography
  • Urban Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Spatial Statistics
  • History of Modern Geography


Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree) 


Research Project in Geography:

Masters Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)
Publication: Each Master of Geography graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Master of Geography

Job Description Master of Geography

Geographers are social scientists who study countries, regions, and cities through their economy, social conditions, climate, and topography. Geographers use their findings to solve problems in urban and regional planning, business, and agriculture. While many geographers are involved in environmental planning, most teach and do research in colleges and universities. Geographers also teach in high schools or work for federal and state agencies, private companies, or as self-employed consultants.

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