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Master Of Arts 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. 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 and affiliated faculty, 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