Geography & Environmental Planning (M.A.)

Ready to advance your career and academic training? Our flexible M.A. in Geography and Environmental Planning will prepare you for
opportunities in government, the private sector, with NGOs and think
tanks, in academia, and overseas.

Program Highlights

Convenient Scheduling

Evening and independent study courses enable you to fit our program into your busy life.

Learning Communities

Our interdisciplinary faculty-mentors are recognized for their wide-ranging expertise in geographic information systems, remote sensing, cartography, nature and society, environmental justice and conflict, climate change, sustainability and gender studies.

State of the Art Facilities and Training

Upgrade your skills in our computer lab, physical geography and climatology / meteorology labs, automated weather station, and through practical training in quantitative and qualitative applications.

Career Outlook

You'll graduate ready to be successful:

  • working for an international NGO, a think-tank, the U.S. Dept. of State, or USAID
  • as a geospatial analyst
  • as a regional, community or urban planner
  • as a doctoral program applicant

What You’ll Learn

Blending the sciences with the liberal arts, our program offers a comprehensive approach to climate change and sustainability, area studies, critical geopolitics, and political ecology with an emphasis on interdisciplinary skills and geographic techniques.

Program Structure


Build on two core seminars with an additional eight or nine (minimum) electives aligned with your career goals and interests.


Focus on international and area studies, geographic information systems and cartography, urban and regional planning, environmental assessment, water resources and hydrology, nature-society studies, or climate change and sustainability.

Culminating Experience

Play to your strengths with thesis or project options.

Learn from Faculty-Mentors

Our accomplished faculty are recognized scholars and dedicated educators. They are also passionate mentors. Accessible and engaged, your professors will be there to give advice, encouragement and connect you with opportunities and resources locally and internationally.

Admission and Degree Requirements

View admission requirements and deadlines to apply to the program. View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Learn more about the master’s program in the Geography and Environmental Planning Graduate Student Handbook (PDF).

Environmental Science Graduate Programs

Students interested in environmental science should explore TU’s master's program or graduate certificate in environmental science. Learn more about these graduate programs, or contact program director Dr. John Sivey.

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Contact Information

Program Director

Jeremy Tasch, Ph.D.
College of Liberal Arts
Suite 2210G
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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