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The Graduate Program

The Department of Geography welcomes a new group of students into the Graduate Program


The Graduate Program in Geography encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties. Specific research topics reflected in the work of our faculty include: human geography, physical geography and human-environment geography. Each of these core areas may be enhanced through training in advanced geographical techniques - remote sensing, geographic information science and spatial analysis.

Student research and educational opportunities are facilitated through the Geography faculty’s close collaborative links with a number of interdisciplinary research institutes and curricular programs including:

  • Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Office of the State Climatologist
  • Water Resources Research Institute
  • Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
  • Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
  • Brownfields Center
  • Program in South Asian Studies
  • Center for Urban Policy Research
  • Center for Latin American Studies
  • Center for Russian, Central and East European Studies
  • Center for African Studies
  • Center for Cultural Analysis
  • Center for Historical Analysis
  • Institute for Research on Women                               

Our graduates have an excellent track record in securing tenure-track positions. Past graduates have gone on to become department chairs and distinguished professors at Big 10 and other peer institutions, including the University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, West Virginia University, Syracuse University, UC- Berkeley, the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, Hunter College, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Maryland, among others.

Frequently asked questions about Admissions to the Geography Graduate Program can be found here.

Contact Us

Balm, Roger. Lucy Stone Hall Painting Department of Geography-Rutgers University
Lucy Stone Hall, 54
Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Voice:  848.445.4103 or 848.445.4107
Fax:  732.445.0006