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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:

gusSustainability

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

Dr. Isabelle Anguelovski gives the keynote address “Urban greening in the global North and South: Green cities for all or enclaves of environmental privilege?”

Urban Futures: Green, Sustainable, Just?

On February 20, 2018, Professors Hamil Pearsall and Christina Rosan organized a one-day conference at Temple University titled “Urban Futures: Green, Sustainable, Just?” The event brought together researchers, students, and practitioners from across the greater Philadelphia region to explore how ‘urban environments’ and ‘green urban environments’ are understood, governed, and experienced under different political formations,…
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Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship in Black Geographies

Application deadline: 5-5-18 The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups on the professorial faculties of colleges and universities in the United States. This year we seek application…
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Stahler story

GUS Faculty Jerry Stahler participates in Road to Recovery

GUS faculty Jerry Stahler and MA alumna Silvana Mazzella work with Temple physicians, researchers and alumni lead the battle against Philly’s opioid epidemic. Dr. Stahler recently visited “El Campamento,” a heroin encampment located along the Conrail train lines in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Stahler knows that there is no simple answer to the opioid…
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