Program Overview

The Master of Science in Geography program at West Chester University is a practical, applied master’s degree that prepares students for careers in GIS planning, environmental work, population and site analysis, and related fields. Our program is customized for each student. The M.S. in Geography is 33-credits, and is tailored to each student’s interests, prior background, and career aspirations. Our hands-on advising process gives students individual attention to ensure their interests are met, and that they are progressing through the program. Graduates in the MS Geography program emerge with advanced knowledge in:

  • Geospatial data analysis
  • 3-D Modelling
  • Geo-Visualization and Communication Techniques
  • Environmental analysis and planning
  • Spatial applications in Planning and Economic Development
  • Spatial applications in Business


Program Highlights

  • Small classes

  • Expert faculty

  • Customizable program

  • State-of-the-art GIS labs

  • Fully equipped planning studio

  • Full- and part-time study options

  • Personalized advising experience


What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates are prepared for employment with government agencies such as the EPA, Census Bureau, CIA, and Forestry Service, as well as private sector jobs in geospatial technologies, engineering, and planning firms. Recent graduates are employed in engineering firms, technology companies (including ESRI), the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, public utility companies, local planning agencies, and more. A number of graduates have gone on to complete Ph.D.’s in top graduate programs. Common job titles include:

  • GIS Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Project Analyst
  • Solution Engineer
  • Planning Technician
  • Geospatial Analyst

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