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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.

The Department currently offers a BA in Geography and Urban Studies, a BA in Environmental Studies, an MA in Geography and Urban Studies, and a PhD in Geography and Urban Studies.

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

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

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The Rad Dish Co-Operative Cafe to Open February 5th

The Rad Dish Co-op, a cooperatively-student-run cafe, has brought together students from a variety of backgrounds at Temple, with one common interest: to serve local, ethical, fair-trade food on campus. Developed out of an independent study project with Allison Hayes-Conroy, a GUS faculty member, students have worked to put together to plan that would not only provide…
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