Graduate Options:

Geospatial Science Certificate:

Geography is a participant in the Graduate Level Geospatial Information Technology Certification Program which allows you to get a certification in Geographic Information Science with the completion of four MS level courses. You do not have to be in a degree seeking program to take the certificate.

Graduate Programs

The graduate program in geography consists of an MS degree in Geography and a PhD. degree in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis. The MS degree develops specialists for academic, agency and industry positions though emphasis on:

  • Making appropriate use of methods for geographic inquiry to determine, to analyze, and to interpret spatial and temporal patterns and processes
  • Identifying debates and gaps in the current literature to define an original research question
  • Conducting research, collecting primary or secondary data, defending, and presenting their findings in publishable form

At the doctoral level, the emphasis is on preparation for research careers with agencies or in academia:

  • Students will demonstrate advanced proficiency in geospatial analysis in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Students will conduct and defend independent research that contributes to the literature
  • Students will identify and apply appropriate statistical methods for specific research questions

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