Minnesota's undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in Geography, Urban Studies and Geographic Information Science prepare students for careers in academia, industry, government, and non-profit sectors. Our top-ranked department provides a setting for undergraduate and graduate study or professional training in one of the nation's outstanding public land-grant research universities, located at the heart of one of America's most attractive and vital metropolitan areas.
The department offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees in geography and in urban studies. Programs may be structured within a variety of teaching/research areas of the department or may be designed individually in consultation with a faculty adviser.
The M.A. program meets needs of the early- and mid-career students pursuing post-graduate studies in human geography, biophysical geography, or geographic information science. The MGIS program— one of the first of such degrees offered in the U.S.—is a professional degree program that provides a comprehensive GIS degree that balances work in the theoretical/conceptual, technical, and application domains of GIS. Ph.D. students work closely with their chosen advisers in designing individualized programs that meet their research interests, needs and employment goals.
Source: Department Website July 2010