Department of Geography and Urban Studies



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.

Department of Geography and Urban Studies Research

The four research themes associated with the department include:


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.


Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events


Michele Masucci Named Vice Provost for Research

We are excited to announce Dr. Michele Masucci, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, has been named the Vice Provost for Research at Temple University. Dr. Masucci joined the Department of Geography and Urban Studies in 1997. During her time at Temple, she has held a several academic and leadership positions including Chair, and was a…
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Intern with the Rad Dish Co-op!

The Rad Dish Co-Op, cafe will be opening this winter in Ritter Annex as a cooperatively-student-run cafe serving food sourced from local, ethical, fair-trade sources. This project has been long in the works, and we are so excited to see it open next semester! The Rad Dish is run by Temple students with a wide…
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