Graduate Programs

Graduate students in the School of Geography and Development (SGD) benefit from the broad range of faculty expertise and strong links to interdisciplinary research centers across campus. Our work spans the discipline, from physical geography (climate science, dendrochronology, remote sensing, spatial science), to human-environment (political ecology, water policy, climate change) to human geography (development, state theory). Our shared commitment to collaboration and community makes for a lively and engaged department.

SGD offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, two professional master’s degrees, and participates in several graduate certificate programs. You can find more detailed information and application instructions through the links to the left.

SGD also offers a Master's of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology (MSGIST) that teaches cutting edge GIS technology and it is offered in person and online and a Master's in Development Practice (MDP) that teaches students to find ways to reduce the impacts of poverty and enhance social well-being. Visit the program websites below for more information.

Master's of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology

Master's in Development Practice (MDP)