General Information

Program Purpose

The goal of the program is to provide graduate level education that enables students to address community concerns through applied geographic research. Graduates with an MA in Applied Geography will have integrative skills that link human activity to natural systems, and that apply a spatial perspective to human and natural processes.

Areas of Emphasis

The MA provides students with specific scientific and communication skills necessary to be community leaders in their area of expertise. Graduates of this MA program will have the following skills and competencies to work on community issues:

  • Understanding of and appreciation for the interactions between the human and natural world
  • Skills to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate diverse social and physical information
  • Ability to conceptualize spatial relationships for problem solving
  • Communication skills to clearly present solutions or recommendations

For more information, please contact:

Professor Emily Skop
Graduate Director
(719) 255-3789