The Department of Geography offers theoretical and practical work in most subfields of geography, including physical geography (climatology, geomorphology and biogeography), human geography (political, social, economic, cultural, population and development geography), environment-society relations, geographic information science (GIS) (spatial analysis using GIS, remote sensing, computer cartography, GIS and society and geography education), as well as regional studies in Colorado, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. Research may also be conducted at CU Boulder research institutes such as CIRES, INSTAAR, and IBS on the Boulder campus (see University of Colorado Boulder Catalog section on research institutes).

Degrees and Certificates Offered

MA, PhD, Graduate Certificates

Test Score Requirements

Submit GRE General Test scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) from exam taken within the last five years, scoring on average in the upper 50th percentile. Institution code: 4841. TOEFL required for international applicants with a minimum score of 75 internet-based.

Program Information

Department of Geography Website


Phone: 303-492-8311