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About the Department of Geography and Urban Studies

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies focuses on the four themes of globalization, sustainability, social justice, and geographic methods, combining social science skills with technical training. Our graduates get competitive and meaningful jobs in non-profit, government, and business sectors.


Programs of Study

Master’s and Certificate in GIS

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

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Learn more about how our students seek to make a difference in the world.


Major and Minor in Environmental Studies

Major and Minor in Geography and Urban Studies

Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in GIS

Department of Geography and Urban Studies Research

The four research themes associated with the department include:

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Focus on local quality-of-life and justice issues

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Focus on the intersection of place and inequality.

gusGeographic Methods

Focus on new methods in geographical analysis.

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Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events

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Our Faculty Advocate for Climate Change Policy Reform in Wake of Recent Natural Disasters

On Sept. 26, six of our faculty openly addressed recent natural disasters in a panel titled “Extreme Weather or Extreme Politics: Climate Change, Urban Planning and the 2017 Hurricane Season.” Moderated by Hamil Pearsall, an expert on hazards and vulnerability, panelists included Christina Rosan, David Organ, Victor Gutierrez-Velez, Robert Mason, and Charles Kaylor. Read more…
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GIS Studio Grand Opening

On Friday October 6th, we celebrated the grand opening of our new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Studio. The GIS Studio is located on the first floor of Gladfelter Hall. Formerly not in use as an academic space, the mezzanine level now includes the studio, the faculty office for the Assistant Director of the Professional Science…
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Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development, Economic Globalization, and Global Change

Job Description Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in International Development, Economic Globalization and Global Change beginning in academic year 2018-19. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for…
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