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Geography from Southern Connecticut State University prepares students to analyze and compare/contrast spatial distributions and patterns, spatial associations and relationships, and the underlying processes that shape these phenomena.

Graduates with Geography from Southern Connecticut State University will be able to:

  • identify patterns and processes of spatial interaction, movement, and diffusion, to explain their significance, and to understand analytical methods.
  • identify examples of human-environmental interaction and assess their past, present, and future impact.
  • articulate the significance of scale for the analysis of geographic patterns and processes.
  • demonstrate abilities in critical thinking and intellectual synthesis including multidisciplinary synthesis.
  • demonstrate effective written communication related to geographic knowledge.
  • demonstrate effective oral communication skills related to geographic knowledge.
  • display evidence of hands on learning, effectively engage in collaborative projects, and exhibit professional judgment, responsibility, and dependability.
  • conduct basic research through the development of a research question, the selection of appropriate research methods, and the execution of suitable methods of data collection.
  • identify, evaluate and integrate scholarly literature.
  • integrate, manage, process, and analyze spatial and statistical data.
  • critically evaluate maps, draft quality cartographic products, and visually communicate spatial data.
  • demonstrate abilities in geospatial technologies and apply those technologies to geographic analyses.
  • define major epistemologies and identify and evaluate examples of geographic scholarship.
  • define and assess the qualitative and quantitative traditions of the discipline.
  • apply geographic knowledge, skills and methods in a professional setting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Maps and Mapmaking Technology
  • Principles of Sustainability 
  • Economic Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Population Geography
  • Recreation Geography
  • Landforms
  • Environmental Economic Geography

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript from an accredited secondary school or official GED equivalency diploma or GED transcript.
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
    • Official standardized test score report from ACT or SAT (Reading/Writing + Math; Essay not required)
    • Complete the Common Application for Admission online.
    • An essay or personal statement is required within the Common Application.
    • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee (payable online by debit card, credit card or e-check)
    • a high school GPA in the B range
    • a combined score on the NEW SAT in the range of 980 to 1180
    • an ACT composite score in the range of 18-21

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3081 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

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