University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Geography

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The UW-Madison Department of Geography is a leader in the field of geography and offers exceptional opportunities for graduate education. The Department has been consistently rated as one of the best in the country and for over 100 years has been the training ground for generations of geographers.

Graduate study in the Geography Program is divided into four major thematic areas: Human Geography, Physical Geography, People-Environment, Cartography/GIS. In addition, students may focus on Area Studies and Global Systems as part of one of the thematic areas. The Geography Department faculty serves in prominent positions both within the University and in our larger professional communities. Our faculty have been recognized both by the university and within our profession with such honors as UW named chairs, and AAG lifetime achievement awards. We are also proud of the accomplishments of our graduates, many of whom have gone on to prominence within government, industry, and academia.

In addition to undergraduate degrees, the Department of Geography offers two levels of graduate education: Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Geography has two Master of Science programs, one in Geography and one in Cartography/GIS.

Source: Department Website July 2010


Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Environmental Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Human Geography, Physical Geography
  • Degrees: Certificate, BA, BS, MS, PhD
  • State: Wisconsin
  • City: Madison
  • Phone: (608) 262-5685