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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:


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.


Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events

Sarah Kiel

Sarah Stinard-Kiel Awarded a Prestigious National Science Foundation Grant

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies is pleased to announce that Sarah Stinard-Kiel was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to fund her dissertation project entitled “Geographies of Urban Trauma: Examining a social service paradigm shift in two US cities”. Sarah was awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant for a total of $15,561…
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Assistant Professor Position (Teaching/Instructional) in Geography and Urban Studies

Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position for academic year 2017-2018, with responsibilities for teaching in the areas of 1) nature/society relations and 2) Geographic Information Systems. The appointment will be for one year only. It is possible that…
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Tina Rosan participated in panel on Science of the Living City

On February 21st, Dr. Tina Rosan participated in a panel discussion on the “Science of the Living City Forum on Green Infrastructure.” The panel discussed the diverse challenges and benefits of green infrastructure in sustainable city planning. Learn more about the panel’s discussion on EarthDesk.

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