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Graduate work in geography is offered at the master’s and doctoral levels. The department has a wide scope. Faculty interests include physical geography (geomorphology, biogeography, climatology, hydrology), human geography (cultural, economic, historical, political, social, urban), geographic information science, human-environment relations and geography education. The Department of Geography can also serve as the “home” department for the Master of Geoscience degree. The MGS is a non-thesis degree that provides a multidisciplinary background in the geosciences, appropriate for educators or individuals interested in environmental issues.

Graduate students are required to be involved with research work and teaching. Primary data collection is encouraged. Many graduate courses are taught as seminars requiring research papers. A non-thesis option is available for master’s-level students, especially those with professional/vocational goals.