Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Geography (MA)

Address:

PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States

Phone:

607-777-2151

Fax:

607-777-2501

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Geography (MA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Geography at Binghamton University offers a Master of Arts (MA) in geography. We seek to foster and advance teaching, research and publication in the discipline of geography as well as train students to provide their expertise to the community at large.

Students can pursue one of five tracks:

  • General geography
  • Cartography and geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Environmental and resource management
  • Urban planning and applied geography
  • Race and ethnicity 

 

A bachelor's degree in geography is not required for admission to the graduate program, but students without a geography background may be required to take additional courses for completion of the MA. An interdisciplinary graduate certificate in watershed studies and management is available, as well as an accelerated BA + MA track.

Professional Development
Students are trained to pursue a doctoral degree and enter careers in the industry. The program offers theoretical foundation and computer applications in:

  • Resource management and sustainability
  • Water resources
  • Flooding and watershed impacts
  • Environmental hazard assessment
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Population health GIS
  • Urban and retail planning

 

The curriculum is diverse and highly flexible. Students are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary studies for a broadened academic perspective, as well as additional practical training in areas such as conservation, environmental management, economic development and international studies.

Accreditation:

Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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