West Chester University of Pennsylvania

School of Business and Public Affairs

Geography

Address:

West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States

Phone:

1-610-425-5000

Fax:

1-610-436-2439

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Urban and Regional Planning

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master of arts in geography develops skills and expertise for spatial prolem solving in areas such as land-use plannign and management, conservation of resources, demographic change, and location of commerce and industry. It also serves as preparation for entrance into PhD programs in geography, planning, and environmental science/sustainability. There is a strong emphasis on research methology and in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. A Thesis is recommended but not required. Students may focus their degree in one of several guided directions: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related spatial analysis applications, urban and regional planing, and environmental and sustainability analysis. Sypporting courses in other departments complement offerings in each of these areas. Certificate options include that of Urban and Regional Planning (15 credits) and Geographic Technology (12 credits).

Accreditation:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.05 In state/ 759.05 Out of State USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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