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Master Of Arts in Geography

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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. Georaphy sits at the nexus of the social and physical sciences, drawing from a range of theortical and methodological approaches for understanding the world around us. For more information also see: What can you do with a geography degree?
Also, check out past Master’s Thesis Projects HERE
For a list of our current graduate students, click HERE
For a summary of our degree program download this PDF
For a summary of graduation procedures, download this PDF

Master of Arts (MA) in Geography
Education in Geography at the graduate level at CSULB provides an opportunity to broaden one’s intellectual life and to acquire or upgrade knowledge and skills for many careers. The degree is particularly suitable for those graduates with one of the following professional goals:

  • advanced graduate work at the doctoral level
  • community college and K-12 teaching
  • public sector work (e.g., urban planning, environmental management)
  • private sector work (e.g., market area analysis, environmental consulting)
  • non-governmental work (e.g., international agencies, local community organizing)

Need Advising?
Contact: Dr. Deborah Thien, Graduate Advisor
You can also contact other Geography Students through the Geography Student Association
And, you are strongly encouraged to contact Faculty with similar interests.

Please refer to the documents below for more information.

Referee Guidelines_CSULB Geography MA Program

Confidentiality Election Form_CSULB Geography MA Program