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Graduate Student Ariel Otruba

Coming Face to Face With War


To better understand the impact on everyday life in villages affected by the occupation along the South Ossetian Administrative Boundary Line, Ariel Otruba wanted to experience it. So Otruba spent the past summer in Georgia’s capital city, Tbilisi, to learn the language and get to know the people. She felt that a personal involvement would help her produce a more effective dissertation.


Feature article in Rutgers Today

Geography Knows No Boundaries


Geography majors receive a liberal arts education that is an appropriate base for further specialized training in academic disciplines which address environmental and international issues or in related professional fields such as planning and public policy, law, and environmental management. Students are also offered courses in which they learn specific technical skills in spatial data analysis, cartographic design, remote sensing, and geographic information systems that are suitable for direct entry employment positions. The Geography Graduate Program encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties. The program offers the following degree options: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).



  • Professors Robin Leichenko & Asher Ghertner win Int'l Collaborative Research Grants.
  • Graduate student Divya Karnad wins the 2014-2015 Dean's Research Award.
  • Professor Bob Lake wins the 2014-2015 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.
  • Graduate student Kim Thomas awarded a Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship.
  • Graduate student Jenny Issacs wins a 2015-16 CCA Graduate Fellowship.
  • Alumna Ella Watson-Stryker among Ebola fighters named Time Magazine Person of the Year.

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