Explore the natural environment through physical science concepts, techniques and technology, and find solutions to contemporary global issues with our geography program.
As a master's student, you will engage in original research and learn skills and techniques that are applicable to many career fields. You will examine topics such as climate change, natural resource use and environmental hazards under the supervision of our outstanding faculty and as part of a vibrant student community.
Classes and Faculty
Be mentored by an award-winning, approachable faculty and form close relationships through our smaller class sizes.
Take courses in physical science, social science and technology, all taught by a faculty committed to student success.
Immerse yourself in cultures from around the world, including those in Europe, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia.
Make An Impact
Forge strong connections with urban and environmental policy makers and stakeholders across South Carolina and beyond.
What You’ll Study
Our graduate program offers advanced seminars in a variety of subfields, including urban geography, political geography, environmental geography, geographic information systems and remote sensing. We also offer research opportunities in our state of the art laboratories across campus, such as the Center of Excellence for Geographic Education.
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
Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Urban Planner
- Natural Resource Manager
- Emergency Manager
- Geospatial Intelligence Agent
- Environmental Policymaker
- GIS Consultant
- Nonprofits and NGOs