Temple University

College of Liberal Arts

Geography and Urban Studies


1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Geography and Urban Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts degree. The program prepares students for further study and for careers in planning and public administration, environmental management, economic development, geographic systems management, community organizing and social change efforts, and academic careers. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the development of research techniques and analytical skills applicable to problem solving. Graduates find employment in public sector agencies that deal with environmental planning, land use, and urban problems. They also work for quasi-public social service institutions that address various needs of urban residents, as well as for private sector firms whose business requires an understanding of urban and spatial dynamics.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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