Apply to our Graduate Programs

Please select your program of interest for complete information on applying:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Applicants from Ghana and Nigeria are now required to complete the WES evaluation for Fall 2023 and forward; WES will provide a report within 7 business days. For admitted students, the Graduate School will issue a Foundation scholarship in the amount of the WES evaluation to students who enroll and are in good academic standing after their first term.  For more information on WES, you can visit:

Application Checklist

  1. A completed online University Application
  2. Official GRE general test scores: The GRE is waived for Fall 2026 for Master’s Programs. PhD in Geography requires GRE scores or GRE Waiver.
  3. Resume-Curriculum Vitae
  4. Writing Sample (Geography Masters and PhD Only)
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Transcripts
  7. Three letters of recommendation
  8. English Language Proficiency

Admissions Deadlines 

Masters in GIScience
Spring 2023 – Deadline to apply is October 1
Fall 2023 – Admission will open November 1. International applicants are highly encouraged to apply by May 19 to ensure sufficient time for visa processing. The final deadline to apply is July 1.  

Masters & PhD in Geography
Spring 2023 – Deadline to apply is September 16.
Fall 2023 – Opens November 1. For priority consideration submit your application by January 20. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline of March 17.

Deadlines to submit a GRE Waiver

Spring 2023: September 2

Fall 2023:
December 16 – for students applying prior to the January 20 priority deadline.
February 24 – for students applying prior to the March 17 deadline. 


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