Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

M.S. in Geography and Geospatial Science – Online


Once you graduate with your master’s degree in geography and geospatial science from Oregon State, you’ll be equipped to pursue a meaningful career working for government, industry or non-governmental organizations. Graduates of this program possess the skills to address disaster risk assessment, land use planning, climate change, environmental hazards and justice, and natural resources challenges. 

Discover more about what you can do with a geography degree, and explore career resources from the American Association of Geographers.

Learn from faculty with deep industry connections

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences faculty members who teach online in this program are at the forefront of geography and geospatial science. Their contributions and connections to distinguished organizations such as NASA, National Science Foundation, the United State Forest Service, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — as well as many regional, state and local agencies — can help pave the way for you to transition directly into an impactful career.

Job market outlook

Make a well-informed decision on which degree to pursue online by using the following live job market information from public and private data sources.

Career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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