Graduate Programs

The School of the Environment offers four graduate degrees focused on geography, resource management and environmental planning, geographic information science (GIS/remote sensing), and geosciences.

Each degree has a unique disciplinary focus and career path as listed below. Select the Program Page for each degree to learn more about the training and opportunities that each provides. Please contact the graduate coordinator or program advisor associated with any of the graduate programs to help answer questions.

Bicycle rider and trolley in downtown San Francisco

M.A. in Geography

This program balances breadth with depth and prepares students for careers in environmental management and policy, urban and regional planning, or as academics at the community college level, as well as students who wish to pursue doctoral studies elsewhere.

Dam and reservoir

M.A. in Geography: Concentration in Resource Management and Environmental Planning

This program prepares students for work in resource management or as environmental planners.


Jerry Davis instructing a student in surveying a creek bed

M.S. in Geographic Information Science

This program prepares graduate students for advanced careers in a wide range of geospatial information research and applications.


Student writing field notes while rock sampling

M.S. in Geosciences

This program prepares students to work in private industry or government agencies, teach in community colleges or high schools, or continue postgraduate studies leading to a doctoral degree at another university.

Graduate Advising Resources