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2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Studies M.S.: Geospatial Analysis of Human-Environmental Change Concentration

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Jennifer Helzer, Ph.D., Director

Professor:  Helzer
Associate Professor:  Hauselt
Assistant Professor:  Avwunudiogba, McNally

Office:  Bizzini Hall 215

Phone:  (209) 667-3127

This program provides a strong foundation in geographic concepts and methods with in-depth course-work in geospatial technology and landscape analysis.  Particular strengths include migration and cultural landscape change, urban sustainability, fluvial geomorphology, and environmental and agricultural land cover change.  Our program’s regional focus is the western United States and Latin America.  Beyond the geographic core, students also work with a faculty member in a secondary discipline that informs and enhances their area of study.  Students complete courses in this secondary discipline in consultation with their committee.

The program is designed to prepare students for careers in geospatial technology. The program is also intended to prepare students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline. 

Admission Requirements

Admission into the M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Geospatial Analysis of Human-Environmental Change will be limited first to those who meet the eligibility requirements for the graduate school and the department.  Applicants must have completed the following:

  1. Baccalaureate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 units completed.
  2. Writing section of the GRE with a score of 3.5.

Program Requirements

(36 units)

Complete the following Geographic Foundation courses:

(7 units)

Complete the following Geospatial Analysis courses:

(6 units)

Complete 10 units of Graduate Development:

(10 units)

Complete the Interdisciplinary Foundation courses as part of a secondary discipline:

(9 units)

Students complete courses in a secondary discipline in consultation with their graduate committee.

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