The Department of Geography offers three advanced degrees: The Master of Science, Master of GIS, and Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Coordinator (M.S and Ph.D.): Dr. David Kaplan

MGIS Director: Dr. Andrew Scholl

The M.S. in Geography program prepares graduate students for careers in both the academic field and non-academic jobs in various private and governmental agencies, in areas such as urban/economic geography, social geography, physical/environmental geography, and geographic information technology.  Students learn geographic thought, research techniques, and topical specialties while preparing to conduct original research.  Within this broad framework, the program is sufficiently flexible to meet individual career objectives.  The M.S. in geography is designed to be a two academic year program. 

The Doctoral program in Geography exposes students to advanced theories and techniques in contemporary geographic research.  Students are expected to conduct original research that withstands the scrutiny of a community of scholars.  The Ph.D. in geography is designed to be a three to four academic year program.  

The online Master of Geographic Information Science and online postbaccalaureate certificate options prepare students for the evolving areas within GISc. Both are designed for busy, working professionals who are interested in continuing their education, but with the flexibility of an online program.

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