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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.

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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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Ritwika Biswas Awarded AGSG South Asia Student Travel Award

Geography and Urban Studies PhD student Ritwika Biswas has received the American Association of Geographers’ Asian Geography Specialty Group’s South Asia Student Travel Award 2017. Ritwika’s work explores how gender intersects with other forms of inequality (class, caste, religion, sexuality, age, marital status) to shape women’s and men’s experiences of accessibility in urban public spaces…
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A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis Symposium

Just before the Fall break, Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Jerry Stahler and MA in Geography and Urban Studies alumna Silvana Mazzella participated in “A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis,” a symposium held at Temple University. The purpose of this event was to address one of the growing health crises of opioid addiction…
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