The Graduate Program

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The Graduate Program in Geography encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties. Topics reflected in the work of our faculty and current graduate students include: human geographyphysical geography, and human-environmental geography. Each of these core areas may be enhanced through training in advanced geographical techniques

The graduate program has a total of 28 faculty members. They consist of 9 members of the “core” Department of Geography faculty and 19 faculty members with geographic research interests located in other schools and departments, such as the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; the Department of Human Ecology; the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources; the Department of Landscape Architecture; and the Department of Anthropology.

Graduate Student Pages

Faculty Pages

For Prospective Students

Read the Graduate Program Curricular Statement to learn more about our teaching and advising, anti-racist goals, and broader departmental culture.

Graduate Research

  • Isaacs, Jenny

    As a PhD Candidate in the Rutgers Geography Department, I am a critical human-environment geographer researching and teaching about the challenges of long-distance migratory species conservation. I serve as Co-President and Annual Conference Organizer for Natura, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group at Rutgers focused on the History of Science and Epistemology. In 2014, I won the Geography Department’s Graduate Teaching Award as well as an Association of American Geographers award for Best Graduate Paper in Animal Geography.