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Graduate Admission

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning exposes students to a wide range of theories and methods in geography and planning. In addition to innovative coursework, our graduate students also have various opportunities to work with our exceptional faculty on interesting and diverse research projects in areas like computational spatial science, climate science, sustainability, social equity, transportation planning, urban design and more.

An orientation session is held at the start of each fall semester to help make sure you have all the information you need, and advisors are standing by to help as well.

The opportunity to impact the world

Degree Programs

In addition to the master’s and PhD programs in Geography and the PhD in Urban Planning, the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at ASU offers a master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP), a master’s of advanced study (MAS) in Geographic Information Systems and three concurrent MUEP programs. We also offer a Geographical Information Science Certificate and a Certificate Program in Transportation Systems.

Graduate Research

We invite graduate students to collaborate with our highly distinguished research faculty on an array of exciting projects as we tackle the world’s greatest environmental and societal issues, including climate policy, water resource management, disaster relief, housing and community development, renewable energy and sustainable growth.

Frequently Asked Questions for Graduates

Can I apply to a PhD program if I do not already have a master’s degree? Is there a minimum GRE score I need to be accepted into a School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning graduate program? What exams are required by non-English-speaking students? Get your answers to these questions and more.

Student Successes

Our graduate students do excellent work — and they get noticed. Learn about the impact that geography and urban planning students are having, the recognition they’re earning and what they plan to do next.