Environmental and Urban Geography (MA)

The Department of Anthropology offers courses leading to a Master of Arts in Environmental and Urban Geography.

The program in Environmental and Urban Geography program has two areas of specialization:

  1. Study in environmental behavior and cognition, and environmental management and policy analysis
  2. Urban geography, including the environmental impacts of urbanization, industrial and commercial development, transportation geography, residential area analysis, and urban and regional structures.

Specific programs of study are developed by the individual student and faculty advisers from courses in the areas of specialization, supporting electives in geography, and courses offered in cognate disciplines of several colleges at UIC. The program offers both non-thesis and thesis options.

The Master of Arts program is designed primarily to prepare students for professional careers and continued study through the offering of broad training in the theoretical and applied aspects of the discipline.

Students interested in the program should contact John Monaghan, PhD, Director of Geographic Studies, before applying.