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Graduate Program

Graduate Coordinator: Scott Sheridan
The Department of Geography offers two advanced degrees: the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.
The M.A. in Geography program is designed to prepare graduate students for careers in both the academic field and non-academic jobs in various private and governmental agencies, in areas such as urban/economic geography, social geography, physical/environmental geography, and geographic information technology.  The goal of the program is to expose students to geographic thought, research techniques, and topical specialties, and to prepare them to conduct original research.  Within this broad framework, the program is sufficiently flexible to meet individual career objectives.  The M.A. in geography is designed to be a two academic year program. 

The purpose of the doctoral program in geography is to expose students to advanced theories and techniques in contemporary geographic research.  Following this exposure, students are expected to conduct original research that withstands the scrutiny of a community of scholars.  The Ph.D. in geography is designed to be a three academic year program.  However, there may be variations between individual students.

Please click on the "Research" or "Faculty" links to learn more about faculty research strengths. Our present focus areas include Geospatial technologies, Urban geography, Extreme environments, and Geopolitics and Global studies.

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