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Graduate Studies in Geography-Earth Science


Welcome to graduate studies in the Department of Geography and Earth Science at Shippensburg University!  We are committed to student learning and personal development through innovative teaching, high quality field application, and use of geotechnology in all aspects of our departmental programs.  The Geoenvironmental Studies, MS graduate program is designed to be flexible in order to meet the varied needs of a wide range of students.  The specific mission of the graduate program can be summarized as follows:

  • Develop mastery of theoretical knowledge and provide experience with practical applications from a wide range of environmental and geotechnical disciplines.
  • Provide further training and experience to increase competitiveness in the environmental and geotechnical job markets.
  • Provide continuing education to fulfill professional development requirements.
  • Provide a solid foundation for continued graduate education.

Please explore the graduate pages or contact Dr. Tim Hawkins for further information.  Also, the Guide to Geoenvironmental Studies Graduate Program (in pdf format) is a useful document.  

Core areas of study  Faculty  Student profiles  Research 
Program requirements  Admissions  Financial support  Courses 


Highlights & Reminders

The faculty in Geography-Earth Science wish all of you a productive and safe fall!  For those of you working at your internships, keep up the hard work. Make us proud!  Click here to share some photos with the department Facebook page and let us know what you are up to.


2015 Photo Contest

Voting is now closed for our 2015 photo contest and the votes are being tallied. Stay tuned for an announcement with the winning photos!

2015 Department Career Day: 

Don't forget, each fall we host a department career day in November!  This is a great opportunity to gain professional contacts and learn more about the field. Click here for more information.


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