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Virginia Tech

48 months
33857 USD/year
33857 USD/year
14175 USD/year
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As a major in the Geography program of Virginia Tech you can learn to apply cutting-edge skills in geospatial information systems (GIS), satellite image analysis, modeling, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and laboratory and field techniques.


Geography integrates social and natural sciences in a way that no other field does. Geographers solve pressing social and environmental problems in our globalized and rapidly changing world. We tackle issues related to both the human and physical aspects of climate change, natural disasters, disease spread, water resources, transportation, urban sprawl, forest and ecosystem degradation, and many more.

Students of the Geography program of Virginia Tech can tailor their studies toward the areas of human, environmental, or geospatial analysis, but will gain valuable knowledge in all three areas. That integrative background, along with a tool kit of valuable analytical skills, will prepare students for a wide variety of employment opportunities across private, public, and government sectors. If you want to travel, study abroad, and learn about cultures, customs, landscapes, and political systems, geography truly is your passport to the globe. Geography majors take fundamental courses in the areas of human geography, world regions, and physical geography, as well as courses in mapping and GIS. 

Students also choose from major courses in areas such as sustainability, water resources, global conflict, weather, environmental problems, medical geography, mountain geography, remote sensing, policy and planning, and the geography of local and world regions.

Career options

  • Community/urban planner
  • Emergency management specialist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Foreign service officer
  • Geodemographic analyst
  • Geography teacher
  • Geospatial intelligence officer
  • Geospatial software developer
  • GIS analyst/project manager
  • International development specialist
  • Marketing analyst (real estate, retail, industry)
  • Public health analyst
  • Remote sensing analyst
  • Sustainability manager
  • Transportation planner
  • Water resources specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Geography
  • World Regions
  • Physical Geography
  • Seeking Sustainability
  • Meteorology
  • Earth's Climate

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee
  • Self-Report of the Academic Record (SRAR). This will include all coursework completed in high school
  • Grades (level of performance)
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores. Virginia Tech does not require the SAT for international applicants.
  • International students whose native language is not English must document proficiency in the English language by submitting either an IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE
  • Interviews (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33857 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33857 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33857 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33857 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14175 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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