Master of Arts in Geography (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Geography (M.A.)


The M.A. in Geography offers broad research, technical, and sub-field knowledge for private sector, public sector, education, transportation, and military professionals in geography, physical science, or related fields.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Evaluate knowledge of the literature of the geography discipline in its application to location, place, region, movement, and interaction.
  • Interpret information from maps, graphs, diagrams, and other data sources used to communicate geographic data.
  • Apply knowledge of the literature of geography and related disciplines to historic and contemporary topics/problems.
  • Apply a Christian Worldview to solutions that address the problems and challenges of geography in history.

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to candidacy in the M.A. in Geography program requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. TOEFL (if applicable)

Students who do not meet the minimum Good Standing GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status. Students who have an undergraduate GPA below 2.50 will not be admitted to the program.

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 18 credit hours from an accredited institution subject to department approval. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of B-, and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the program. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.

  • Geographer
  • Public Administration
  • Think-tank/policy work
  • Missionary
  • NGO/Non-profit
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