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
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,…
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…
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…