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.
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
Department News and Events
Each summer, youth from all parts of Philadelphia come to Temple University to participate in the Building Information Technology Skills (bITS) program at Temple University. The program offers unique opportunities for urban youth to acquire new digital literacy and professional skills for the 21st century. The program seeks to build new capacities for community development and economic change…
College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg announced this month that Geography and Urban Studies Chair Dr. Melissa R. Gilbert has been selected as the new director for Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities. Dr. Gilbert is an expert in urban geography, feminist and critical race studies, and social action research. Her goal is to…
Congratulations to Michele Masucci, PhD, Vice President for Research, on her recent election to the University City Science Center’s Board of Directors. Dr. Masucci was elected to the board by shareholders on June 9th. A full list of members of the University City Science Center’s Board of Directors is available here. Dr. Masucci is a…