Explore human interactions with the environment through our geography program, with a special focus on physical and environmental processes as well as geospatial technologies.
As a master's student, you will engage in original research and learn skills and techniques that are applicable to many career fields. Students choose our program for our outstanding faculty and facilities, strong research focus, supportive environment and vibrant student community.
Classes and Faculty
Receive individualized attention from our award-winning and approachable faculty through our smaller class sizes.
Enroll in courses in physical sciences, social science and technology taught by faculty with diverse expertise.
Learn about global cultures in regions such as Europe, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Central Asia.
Force for Change
Create strong connections with urban and environmental policy makers and stakeholders across South Carolina.
What You’ll Study
Our program offers advanced seminars in a variety of subfields, including urban geography, political geography, environmental geography, geographic information systems and remote sensing. These seminars are taught by our renowned faculty who are engaged in the discipline as journal editors and organization leaders.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Urban Planner
- Natural Resource Manager
- Emergency Manager
- Geospatial Intelligence Agent
- Environmental Policymaker
- GIS Consultant
Job Titles of Alumni
- GIS Analyst
- GIS Manager
- GIS Specialist
- Senior GIS Analyst
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $88,133
- Nonprofits and NGOs
Employers of Alumni
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division
- National Weather Service
- South Carolina Office of Resilience
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers