Mar 01, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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About the Department

The Department of Geography at Hunter College is the largest and one of the most technologically advanced geography programs in the New York City metropolitan region. The Master of Arts in Geography program focuses on urban geography, earth science and physical geography, nature-society interaction, and GeoInformatics/GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Our faculty teach and mentor students in areas related to urban economic change and gentrification; ethnicity, race, and gender geographies; urban sustainability; climate change, water resources, and sea level rise; environmental modeling; remote sensing and Lidar; geospatial technology and GIS applications. MA graduates often continue with their graduate work in PhD programs in Geography and related fields. Many also become professionals whose expertise in the above areas is widely used by  the governments and administrations of New York City and New York State, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and private industry; they also develop careers as  geography/earth science teachers. In addition, the department offers a post-baccalaureate Certificate in GIS that MA students can earn concurrently. We also co-advise, with the School of Education, the BA/MA program in Environmental Studies and Adolescent Education.

Faculty and students participate in various research projects that often focus on New York City populations, environments, and neighborhoods. Many of the projects use geospatial technologies and tools for analysis of geospatial information including open source tools. The Department of Geography takes pride in helping to advance the careers of underrepresented groups in geography and related fields.

Centers & Facilities

Geography Centers & Facilities  

Programs and Courses

Programs and Courses in Geography  

Programs Offered in the School of Education 

Programs Offered in the School of Education   

Doctor of Philosophy

The Department of Geography participates in the PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences based at the CUNY Graduate Center. Students in this program may select Hunter College as their “home” college and geography as their specialty. Since 2005 this program has a separate track in geography. For application forms and further information, write to: Executive Officer, PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 or go to

Administration and Faculty

 Department Office:

1006 North
(212) 772-5265




Allan Frei
1005 North
(212) 772-5322


 Geography Faculty  

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