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The Geography Program offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and Master of Planning Degrees. Areas include: physical geography, natural resource management, spatial analysis, information, and display, and human geography. Areas in planning include: land use planning, environmental planning, and small town and rural planning.

Admission requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements set forth in this Catalog, applicants must submit a statement of academic and professional goals. Applicant evaluations are based on GRE score, undergraduate G.P.A. and three letters of recommendation. Undergraduate deficiencies, identified by the candidate and advisor, can be remedied during the degree program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

  • World Regional Geography
  • Introduction to Physical Geography
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Foundations of Geo Information Science and Technology
  • Chicano History: Origins to 1900
  • Recreation and Natural Resources
  • Geomorphology of Earth’s Dynamic Landscapes
  • Geography and Development
  • Economic Geography
  • Survey of Remote Sensing Applications
  • Spatial Methods
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Weather and Climate
  • Environmental Change
  • Natural Hazards and Society
  • Terrain Analysis
  • Political Geography
  • Geography and Tourism
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Politics
  • Federal Land Politics
  • Management of Major River Basins
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Geological Remote Sensing
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Spatial Modeling and Geocomputation
  • Foundations of Sustainable Planning
  • Legal Aspects of Planning
  • Land Use Planning
  • Natural Resource Management on Western Reservations
  • Environmental Planning
  • Rural & Small Town Planning
  • Natural Resource Policy
  • Advanced Global Climate Variability
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Remote Sensing of Hydrologic Systems
  • Biogeography
  • Fire Ecology
  • The American Landscape
  • Images of Wyoming and the West
  • Geography of Wine
  • Global Cities
  • Cultural Geography
  • Sense of Place
  • Geography of Conflicts
  • Independent Studies
  • Current Topics
  • Seminar
  • Field Studies
  • Directed Studies/Research Problems
  • Internship/Practicum
  • Research Perspectives
  • Research in Geography Colloquium
  • Geography Graduate Seminar
  • Techniques in Environmental Data Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Rural and Small Town Planning
  • Research Methods
  • Independent Study
  • Continuing Registration: On Campus
  • Continuing Registration: Off Campus
  • Enrichment Studies
  • Thesis Research

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University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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University of Wyoming

1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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