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Earn your Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science in Just One Year – There’s Still Time to Apply for Fall 2015


California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Department of Geography is still accepting applications for our Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci). While April 15th was the priority deadline, we have extended the 2015-2016 cohort application period through June 1st.
The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program. Classes are offered on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. Please visit for more details.


Summer Advising 2015

Mr. Austin Beahm, Adviser for ES & P and Geography, is available for advising in his office, PH1-211 as follows:

From June 15 – July 25:

Tuesday through Thursday 11:00 – 5:00 pm
* No Advising during week of SOAR (July 20-25)

From July 27 – August 21:

Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 – 12:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

From August 17 – 21:

Tuesday through Thursday: 11:00 – 5:00 pm

Contact Info:

You may contact the Department office at (562) 985-4977 or -8432.

Welcome to Geography @ The Beach!

The Department’s Award-Winning Faculty and Award-Winning Students work across the breadth of the discipline, with active research and teaching in four main areas:

To find out more about our programs, please contact:

Dr. Paul Laris, Chair

Dr. Suzanne Dallman, Undergraduate/Urban Studies Advisor

Dr. Hyowon Ban, Advisor, GIS Certificate Advisor

Dr. Suzanne Wechsler, Director, MGSci Masters Program

Dr. Deborah Thien, Graduate Advisor

For more information check out Jobs in Geography

What is Geography?
Geography focuses on the spatial organization of human and physical landscapes, the interactions between human society and the physical environment, as well as on the meanings that people bring to their place in the world. Geography sits at the nexus of the social and physical sciences, drawing from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches for understanding the world around us.