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GEOGRAPHY Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
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Other Grade Requirements
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Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
Contact the department for a list of required courses.
Specific Courses
Yes
Geography 765 and at least two research seminars.
Specific Credits
Yes
  • M.S. in Geography: A minimum of 22 graduate credits in geography (16 of which must be earned at UW-Madison); may include up to 6 research and thesis credits.
  • M.S. in Cartography and GIS: A minimum of 27 graduate credits (at least 16 of which must be earned at UW-Madison); may include up to 6 research and thesis credits.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 32 graduate credits at UW-Madison, which may include previous M.S. degree work.
Examinations
No
Examinations
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Other Assessments / Time Constraints
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Completion of all M.S. requirements is expected by the end of the fourth semester.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
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Candidates should have approval of a doctoral program by the end of the second semester (or 12 credits) after completion of the master's degree and should advance to candidacy by the end of the sixth semester (or 30 credits) after completion of the master's degree.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
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Review Policy
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Review Policy
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