Master of Arts, Geography

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT THE CU GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE PCMI PROGRAM AS OF NOVEMBER 2013.

In the field. Studying geography around the world.

Geography students in the PCMI program will:

  • Become full-fledged members of the highly competitive Peace Corps program
  • Learn to apply their academic knowledge in a high-need international environment
  • Graduate with an excellent academic credential, plus a globally renowned experiential credential.

The geography program will consist of a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate work, including a minimum of 4, but not more than 6, credit hours of thesis. The degree program will normally consist of 4 semesters of academic study (in residence), satisfaction of a comprehensive exam, and completion of a thesis.  Students must complete 27 months of Peace Corps service, usually in the middle of their CU graduate training and may earn up to 6 credit hours for the Peace Corps work, depending on the program pursued.
Acceptance into the University of Colorado Department of Geography MA program generally requires a high quality academic record, including an undergraduate degree with GPA of 3.0 or above, a match of applicant’s interests with faculty member expertise, completion of the GRE exam, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of intent from the applicant.  See the Geography departmental website for details.  Acceptance into the Peace Corps Masters International program also required (separate application). 
Questions?  Please email  Karen Weingarten, or call  303-492-8311. 
See also the Peace Corps Master's International website for information specific to the Peace Corps.