The Department of Geography offers a master of science in cartography and geographic information systems. The department also offers a capstone certificate in geographic information systems for students not currently enrolled in a UW–Madison graduate degree program. Capstone certificate applicants are admitted as Special students through the Division of Continuing Studies. Graduate students at the M.S. level are expected to acquire a broad foundation in geography in addition to specializing in one or more areas of concentration. Students who earn the M.S. degree are prepared to continue on for the Ph.D. in Geography, or for applied geography posts or cartographic positions in government agencies, planning organizations, environmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private industry. The Ph.D. degree is founded primarily upon specialized advanced training and research. Students normally specialize in a single subdisciplinary area and are expected to engage in research leading to a dissertation that makes an original and significant contribution to geographic knowledge and ideas.
For more information: Department of Geography, 160 Science Hall, 550 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706-1491; 608-262-3861; fax 608/265-3991; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.geography.wisc.edu.
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