Geography Education Graduate Programs

NCGE is compiling a list of Geography Education Graduate Programs in North America and abroad. If you are affiliated with a program and would like to have the information listed here, please write to with a short description, including the appropriate links.


Texas State University offers both a masters and a PhD degree in geographic education. Financial support is available. Graduate courses are available in: history and philosophy of geographic education; theories and methods of teaching; standards and assessment; spatial graphics; the psychology of learning; and research methods. Since 2000, 16 students have graduated with PhD’s in geographic education. At present, 21 students are in-residence. The geographic education program is strengthened by the activities of the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education and the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education. For more information, please contact the graduate director’s office at

Arizona State University offers a Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Education. This affordable, flexible, online program may be completed in 12 to 18 months. Visit

George Mason University offers a 33-credit advanced master degree with a geography education concentration for practicing teachers, in Alliance with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Visit for admission process. For more information, call 703-993-2650 or email

University of Northern Colorado offers a Graduate Certificate in Geography Education. The 12-credit program for in-service teachers begins in the summer, followed by an online course offered during the subsequent school year. For more information visit Contact Professor James Dunn at


The University of Oregon offers a graduate-level online course for Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) Teachers every quarter term "Preparing to Teach AP Human Geography". This 100% online, 4 quarter credits, graduate-level course is designed for high school and community college educators who are interested in teaching an AP Human Geography class. All assignments are submitted entirely online, and there are no residency requirements to complete this course. For more information about this fully accredited,  graduate-level course,  or to inquire about registration deadlines and costs,  contact Sonya Faust in Academic Extension at the University of Oregon by phone: 541-346-4231; 800-824-2714 (toll free); or via e-mail at: