Geography graduate students working with a raised relief map at the University of Idaho

M.S. Geography

Contact Us

Accounting Department

College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Advanced Skills in Geography

Gain the advanced research skills and learn analytical techniques and technologies needed to solve complex global problems with an advanced degree in geography. Work alongside faculty on leading research and explore geography as it relates to climate change and the global environmental system, social and political systems and more.

Fast Facts

  • Emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography
  • Encourages the use of geospatial technologies including GIS, cartography, remote sensing and computational analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Program can supplement your education
  • UI Geography Club/Bigfoot Research Society provides opportunities to meet students, network and learn about job opportunities
  • Geographic information consultant
  • Urban planner
  • Community planner
  • Transportation planner
  • Hazard mitigation analyst
  • Climate change adaptation specialist
  • Land and water management
  • Government agency administrator
  • Professor/teacher
Job Placement


of graduates of the Geography program earn a job in their field after college.
Degree Prep To prepare for collegiate Geography courses, we recommend you have the following interests and skills:
  • closely related disciplines such as natural resource management, geology, engineering, planning and business marketing
  • strong technical skills
  • how to use geospatial information technologies to assemble, integrate and analyze location data for environmental studies, policy planning and other high-level strategic initiatives
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-on Learning Many of your courses will include a lab, and you’ll also have opportunities to contribute to faculty research projects, including
  • Polar meteorology and remote sensing in arctic environments
  • Regional climate change in the Western United States
  • Forest disturbances and environmental change
  • Human adaptation to climate change in high latitudes
  • Natural resource applications of GIS in quantifying carbon fluxes
  • UI Geography Club/Bigfoot Research Society