Geography (M.A.) - Geographic Information Systems

Geography (M.A.) - Geographic Information Systems

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
GEOG 501Research Methods3
GEOG 502Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3
GEOG 505Quantitative Analysis3
GEOG 510Human Geography3
GEOG 520Historical Geography3
GEOG 610Demography and Populations3
GEOG 620Economic Geography3
GEOG 630Transport Geography3
GEOG 680Military Geography3
Total Hours27
Geographic Information Systems Cognate
GEOG 640Remote Sensing3
GEOG 641GIS for Urban Planning3
GEOG 642GIS for Disaster Management3
Total Hours9

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Grades of C are not permitted in the Core area (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No more than two grades of D may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ &D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
GEOG 501 Research Methods 3
GEOG 502 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
GEOG 505 Quantitative Analysis 3
 Hours9
Second Semester
GEOG 510 Human Geography 3
GEOG 610 Demography and Populations 3
GEOG 640 Remote Sensing 3
 Hours9
Second Year
First Semester
GEOG 520 Historical Geography 3
GEOG 680 Military Geography 3
GEOG 641 GIS for Urban Planning 3
 Hours9
Second Semester
GEOG 620 Economic Geography 3
GEOG 630 Transport Geography 3
GEOG 642 GIS for Disaster Management 3
 Hours9
 Total Hours36
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