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Geography/Water Resources

University of Wyoming
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Program description

Geography/Water Resources

The Geography Program organization may be changing pending review.

The master of arts in geography/water resources is consistent with traditional emphases and long-term goals of the Department of Geography in natural resource management and studies of the Rocky Mountain-Great Plains environment.

Coursework and Thesis

Each student must complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate level coursework and a thesis under Plan A (GEOG 5960 for four credit hours). Specific requirements are outlined below, with course credit hours shown in parentheses.

Admission requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • University application and fee;
  • Application fee is valid for three years;
  • Official documentation indicating bachelor's degree earned (not necessary if UW is the most recent institution attended);
  • Potential candidates are encouraged to apply for admission to this program by contacting the participating department and by specifying at the initiation that they desire admission to the water resources interdisciplinary major. Their credentials will be evaluated by the sponsoring department.


15 credit hours in geography, including: 3 hours in Maps and Mapping, 3 hours in Human Geography, and 3 hours in Physical or Environmental Geography. These credits will not count toward the master's degree.

Plan A Thesis Requirement

Only students with a Plan A thesis option are eligible. In addition to coursework and a Plan A thesis, students must pass a final oral examination. The student's committee may also require a written exam. The student's graduate committee will include at least one member of the Water Resources Curriculum Committee.

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

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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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82071 Laramie

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