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 and social theory - contemporary urban development in advanced economies; urban revitalization and gentrification; grassroots politics; citizenship; democratic theory and practice; housing, residential segregation, and community control of land use; comparative political and economic aspects of urban change and policy; globalization; international trade; gender; development; physical geography – climate; snow-cover dynamics; land use and land cover change; invasive species; coastal geomorphology and processresponse modeling of beaches and dunes; groundwater and water supply; and environmental geography - human responses to environmental hazards; megacity disasters; human dimensions of global environmental changes; public health and risk communication; institutional and cross-cultural aspects of environmental management; political ecology; environmental justice; forest, fisheries, wildlife, and agro-ecologies. 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:
Graduates of the program consistently secure top tier faculty appointments at major universities and colleges in Europe and North America, including the University of Arizona, University of California-Berkeley, University of Brighton (UK), the City University of New York, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, Kings College (UK), Miami University, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Rhode Island, Syracuse University, Temple University, University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Tennessee. Graduates also hold positions in federal, state, and county governmental agencies, international research institutes, non-governmental organizations, and private firms operating within their areas of specialization.
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- Graduate Certificate Program in Geospatial Information Science