MA International Trade

  • The program typically requires one to two years of full-time study, although students can pursue the degree on a part-time basis. The department highly encourages students to consider internships to expand their learning experience
  • The MA program requires 30 credit hours and completion of either a research project or competency portfolio.
  • High value benefits: regular meetings with faculty advisor as needed, affordable tuition, strong graduate students
  • The International Trade degree provides high-impact experiential learning that develops skills employers are looking for.

Required Courses           

GEO 505* Univariate Statistics in Geography OR Geo 509 Multivariate Statistics

GEO 531 Introduction to International Business and World Trade

GEO 503 Environmental Governance

GEO 560 International Development


GEO 508 Research Methods in Geography

GEO 511 Spatial Data Science

GEO 519 Transportation

GEO 530 Urban Geography

GEO 570 Integrated Environmental Management

GEO 590 Census Data and Their Use

GEO 625 Global Business Landscapes

GEO 632 Macro Issues in Trade

GEO 633 Critical Urban Issues

GEO 640 The Asia-Pacific Economy

Culminating Experience

GEO 534 Graduate Research Problems

GEO 631 Project Guidance and/or Research Project

GEO 741 Itc Internship & Research Project

Required courses and electives must total 30 credit hours.

Electives may be in Geography, or in other fields such as Economics, Management, Political Science, Law or Foreign Languages. 

* May be waived from GEO 505 on a case-by-case basis with appropriate prior undergraduate training at the discretion of the DGS or Chair


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