The MS in geography offers four areas of study, including Earth system science, environment and natural resources, environment and society, and geographic information science. 

In addition, the department offers a GIS certificate program that enables students to acquire technical and analytical skills.

The graduate program in geography prepares students to pursue further academic study and to work in a broad range of positions with federal, state, and local governments; environmental consulting firms; private conservation and resource management agencies; and educational institutions.