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About the Department of Geography and Urban Studies

GUS currently has over 200 undergraduate majors in Environmental Studies and Geography & Urban Studies, 14 Masters students, 21 doctoral students, and 21 faculty members.

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) at Temple University aims to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction and research related to urban systems, nature and society, international development, and spatial analysis, with a special emphasis on the geographic analysis of urban dynamics.

The Department currently offers undergraduate majors and minors in  Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies and an MA in Geography and Urban Studies and PhD in Geography and Urban Studies at the graduate level.

The GUS Department is excited to announce our new Undergraduate Certificate in GISProfessional Science Master’s in GIS and Graduate Certificate in GIS. For more information about the programs, please contact us.

We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems. Apply now!

Department of Geography and Urban Studies Research

The four research themes associated with the department include:

gusSustainability

Focus on local quality-of-life and justice issues

gusSocial Justice

Focus on the intersection of place and inequality.

gusGeographic Methods

Focus on new methods in geographical analysis.

gusGlobalization

Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events

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Professor David Bartelt, 1944-2015

David W. Bartelt PhD July 31, 1944 – May 15, 2015 We at the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University are greatly saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, David Bartelt on May 15, 2015.  David retired in 2012 after thirty-two years on the faculty at Temple University, but remained…
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Alan Wiig and Michele Masucci

New PhD Alan Wiig Offered Tenure-Track Position

Recent PhD graduate Alan Wiig has accepted a tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, focusing on urban economic development. Alan recently defended his dissertation titled “After the Smart City: Global Ambitions and Urban Policymaking in Philadelphia. His publications include ” IBM’s smart city as techno-utopian policy mobility”…
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2015 awards

Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 award recipients! Departmental Awards Carolyn Adams Award in Geography and Urban Studies Kalie Mackey and Michelle Stanley Henry N. Michael Prize in Geography and Urban Studies Jonathan Szczesniak Patrick Stocking Memorial Prize Kamol Sarker Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award Samantha Johnson Environmental Studies Award Katherine Ament Geography and Urban Studies Department Award…
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