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
- Major and minor in Geography and Urban Studies
- Major and minor in Environmental Studies
- Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
- Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
- Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems
- MA in Geography and Urban Studies
- PhD in Geography and Urban Studies
For more information about our GIS programs, please contact us.
We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems. Apply now!
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
Chris Aiosa, a Geography and Urban Studies alum who graduated in 2009, recently founded Do Good Multnomah, a non-profit serving homeless veterans in Portland, Oregon. Do Good Multnomah has helped set up the first “low-barrier” homeless shelter for veterans that does not require veterans to have been honorably discharged or to have served two years, is located downtown,…
We are excited to host GIS Day at Temple University on Wednesday November 18th. GIS Day at Temple is part of the national celebration of how mapping technology can make a difference in our society. The event is free and open to the public, concluding with a keynote address by John Duchneskie, Assistant Managing Editor/ Design and Graphics at the…
Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Allison Hayes-Conroy received a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award for a project titled “Innovating Graduate STEM Education Through Bio-Social Partnerships.” Dr. Hayes-Conroy is one of 24 new awardees for the NSF Research Traineeship program (NRT). The NRT is designed “to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative models for…