Fully Funded Master’s Programs in Geography

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The University of Oklahoma offers several teaching and research assistantships to Master’s in Geography students

As part of our series How to Fully Fund Your Master’s Degree, we have created a list of universities that offer a fully funded Master’s in Geography. A master’s degree in Geography can help advance your career in tracks such as environmental conservation, meteorology, disaster management, urban planning, transportation and more.

Students who receive “full funding” typically receive it in the form of a Graduate Assistantship, which is a part-time position with the university that provides a stipend and the employment benefit of full or partial tuition. Not all universities fully fund their master’s students, which is why we encourage you to research programs that offer Graduate Assistantships to incoming master’s students. This is more commonly offered in research-based master’s programs than in professional master’s programs. If you would like to learn how to find more programs like these, read How to Find Fully Funded Graduate Programs in Any Discipline.

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Universities that offer Fully Funded Master’s Programs in Geography:

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN): Offers competitive opportunities for graduate funding, including research assistantships, associate instructorships, and fellowships. M.A. and M.S. students are normally funded for 2 years. This funding is contingent on adequate progress towards the degree.

University of Washington (Seattle, WA): Graduate students in geography receive financial assistance from a variety of sources. The majority of these involve a work commitment, most commonly as a Teaching Assistant (TA). Tuition fees are waived for students with Teaching Assistant positions.

Florida State University (Tallahassee FL): Full financial support is available for qualified students. Current funding is $18,000 per year for 2 years, plus a 9-hour tuition waiver. Funded students are paid a stipend and a tuition waiver covered by the Department through graduate teaching or research assistantships.

University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN): All students admitted to the MA or Ph.D. program are offered a guaranteed funding package, contingent on satisfactory progress toward the degree. Students entering the MA program will receive 2 years of guaranteed funding. Funding is normally provided through teaching assistantships, as well as appropriate fellowships and research assistant positions as they become available.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA): Multiple Graduate Teaching Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. They include full tuition remission, $16,000 9-month stipend ($16,500 in year two), and health insurance options.

University of Illinois (Urbana, IL): The department provides a wide range of financial support for graduate students working toward their MA, MS, and Ph.D. degrees,  including teaching and research assistantships and fellowships.

University of Nevada (Reno, NV): The Department of Geography offers several graduate teaching assistantships. During the spring semester, eligible applicants can apply for these positions for the following academic year. Teaching assistantships last for one year, and renewals are contingent upon the student’s performance. Additionally, the Department of Geography regularly offers graduate research assistantships. 

West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV): The Geography Program offers competitive graduate teaching assistantships to M.A. and Ph.D. students. Funded M.A. students are guaranteed 1 year of funding through RA or TA positions (contingent upon progress within the program), and are eligible for continued funding in year 2, based upon performance. All funded positions include a stipend, a tuition waiver, and health insurance.

University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK): The Department offers several teaching and research assistantships to highly qualified students each year. Stipends are for nine months of each academic year along with tuition waivers and health insurance. Assistantships can be renewed for up to two years (M.A. and M.S. program).

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