The Department of Geography offers three advanced degrees: The Master of Science, Master of GIS, and Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Coordinator (M.S and Ph.D.): Dr. David Kaplan

MGIS Director: Dr. Andrew Scholl

The M.S. in Geography program prepares graduate students for careers in both the academic field and non-academic jobs in various private and governmental agencies, in areas such as urban/economic geography, social geography, physical/environmental geography, and geographic information technology.  Students learn geographic thought, research techniques, and topical specialties while preparing to conduct original research.  Within this broad framework, the program is sufficiently flexible to meet individual career objectives.  The M.S. in geography is designed to be a two academic year program. 

The Doctoral program in geography exposes students to advanced theories and techniques in contemporary geographic research.  Students are expected to conduct original research that withstands the scrutiny of a community of scholars.  The Ph.D. in geography is designed to be a three to four academic year program.  

The online Master of Geographic Information Science and online postbaccalaureate certificate options prepare students for the evolving areas within GISc. Both are designed for busy, working professionals who are interested in continuing their education, but with the flexibility of an online program.

    Below are some useful links for current and future students:

    KSU Graduate Catalog Links:

    M.S. Geography
    GIS Certificate
    Ph.D. Geography

    Thesis and dissertation style guide including exceptions

    Guidelines for the preparation of electronic theses and dissertations

    College of Arts and Sciences graduate forms 
    Research and Graduate Studies graduate forms 
    Graduate deadlines 
    Online Graduate Course 
    Graduate Handbook (PDF)