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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Charlotte, NC

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is located in Charlotte, NC.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography and urban regional analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Location analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Geographic information science and technologies
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Urban-regional analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Community planning
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

34
Applied
25
Accepted
10
Enrolled
74%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
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 September 30th September 30th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, 3.0 for junior and senior years, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal essays (for MS); minimum GPA of 3.1 overall or for the last 2 years, 3.2 in major, three letters of reference, and personal essay (for MA)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements MA or MS in geography or a field related to the primary emphases of the program; minimum master's-level GPA of 3.5; GIS proficiency

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

69
Total Graduate Students
39%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
60%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.25%
Black or African American 5.8%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.35%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 1
Male (20)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
321,902

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Craig Allan
Chair
Email: ges@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-5999