Graduate Programs in Geography and Urban Studies
The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University offers four graduate degrees:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Master’s of Arts (MA) in Geography and Urban Studies
- Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Graduate Certificate in GIS
The challenges and opportunities that face cities and metropolitan regions are central to the well being of billions of people around the globe. Our program MA and PhD focuses on the themes of globalization, sustainability, and social justice, three areas that increasingly are central to understanding such challenges and opportunities. Our Professional Science Master’s in GIS focuses on our fourth theme of geographic methods as well as professional development.
Faculty expertise spans a diverse array of fields, including global urban development, urban ecology and sustainability, health geography and food systems, critical approaches to nature-society relations, and theory and implementation of geographic information technologies.