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!  When you get a chance, share some photos with the department Facebook page and let us know what you are up to. Click here https://www.facebook.com


2015 Department Photo Contest: 

Don't forget, each fall we will run our student-faculty-alumni photo contest!  So get some great shots this summer.  Be thinking about all those awesome Geo/ESS themes!

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Geography & Earth Science Department
104 Shearer Hall
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: 717-477-1685
Fax: 717-477-4029
Email: geog@ship.edu

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Grad Studies Random 1 

Graduate Research

Research is a core component of the geoenvironmental MS degree.  Students must complete either a thesis or a one-semester research project.  The one-semester project also requires an internship.  The main difference between the thesis and the research project is the scope of the project.  Students should consult with their advisor and think about their career goals when selecting the thesis or research project route. 

Additionally, all students must take and pass a practical exam.  The exam is a small research project that the student has one week to complete.  The purpose of the exam is to assess whether the student has met the goals of the program.  More information and examples of theses, research projects, and practical exams can be found following the links below.  The list of examples is not exhaustive.


One-Semester Research Projects        

Practical Exams