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Geography

The Geography Graduate Program provides a strong core in geographic concepts, theories, methods, and traditions, with more in-depth course-work available in geography’s four main areas of emphasis: environmental sciences; methods, models, and GIS Science; nature and society; and people, place, and region. The program emphasizes spatial interactions between humans and the biophysical environment, including landscape change and sustainable resource management, human and physical geography of diverse world environments, domestication and geographical dispersal of plants and animals, biogeography and climate change, acculturation of indigenous peoples and immigrants, indigenous agrosystems, women in development, and medical-nutritional geography. Master’s students develop professional competence in a topical and a regional specialization and in geographical information system skills. Ph.D. students develop refined skills in the acquisition, analysis and synthesis of information.

Degree(s) Available: 
Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy