M.S. in Geography with option in Community and Environmental Planning

Tracks: Those students choosing to pursue the option in CEP may choose a thesis, professional paper, or non-thesis degree track (thesis and prof. paper tracks must include typically 3-6 credits of thesis hours that are in addition to the 33 credit minimum - please see above OVERVIEW).

Required Core Courses

(5-11 credits, depending on option)

Those students selecting the thesis and professional paper tracks are required to complete the Geography core courses: GPHY 500-R2, GPHY 504 and GPHY 505, GPHY 520, plus a methods course. Those students selecting the non-thesis track are only required to complete GPHY 500-R2, and GPHY 520. Note: all students must register for colloquium each fall they are still in residence.

The methods course is based on the student’s research and/or professional interests, such as quantitative methods (e.g., STAT 451 or STAT 452, GPHY 482, or SOCI 563), qualitative methods (e.g., SOCI 561, EVST 555, etc.), historical methods, survey methods (e.g., ECNS 486), GIS courses in Geography, advanced computer methods, etc. The intent of the methods requirement is to provide students with a background in methodologies used for research and professional practice. Courses required for the option may not be used to meet this methods requirement. Electives, however, may be used.

GPHY   500(2)

GPHY   504(1)

GPHY   505(2)

GPHY   520(3)

Methods(3+)

Thesis

X

X

X

X

X

Prof. Paper

X

X

X

X

X

Non Thesis

X

 

 

X

 


Required Option Courses

(minimum of  22-23 credits)

GPHY 465-3 Planning Principles and Processes
GPHY 466-3 Environmental Planning
GPHY 468-3 Community and Regional Analysis
GPHY 469-1 Laboratory with Gphy 468
GPHY 560-3 Seminar in Planning
GPHY 561-3 Land Use Law
GPHY 564-3 Planning Design

Select at least one of the following courses (3-4 credits):

GPHY 421-3 Sustainable Cities
GPHY 486-3 Transport, Planning & GIS
GPHY 489-1 Laboratory

Highly recommended:

GPHY 598-R3 Internship (maximum 6 cr.)
GPHY 562-2 Land Use Planning Clinic

Electives

For electives that pertain to Community Planning, Environmental Planning, GIScience, Native American Communities, Policy, and others, see Catalog listings for Anthropology, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Law, Native American Studies, Political Science, and other relevant departments and programs.

Courses Taken Previously and Course Substitutions

Please see the 'General Degree Requirements' for courses previously taken.