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Kent State University

Department of Geography

Kent, OH

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Kent State University

Overview

Kent State University / Department of Geography is located in Kent, OH, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography
Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) Geographic information science Cyber geographic information science
Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) Geographic information science Geographic information science and health
Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) Geographic information science Environmental geographic information science
Master of Arts (MA) Geography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Practicum (MGIS)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47
Applied
36
Accepted
26
Enrolled
77%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, undergraduate degree in geography or a related field, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, goal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, goal statement, resume

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

80
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
51%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 8.75%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 3
Male (10)
Female (6)

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5190
Kent, OH  44242-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Sheridan
Professor and Chair
Email: ssherid1@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3224
Fax: 330-672-4304