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Plans of Study and Graduate Programs Handbook

The objective of the handbook, the plans of study, and the approved electives lists is to provide School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) graduate students information on policies and procedures that must be adhered to for successfully completing a graduate degree within SGSUP. The handbook is not all-inclusive of every university policy, nor is it a complete replica of other handbooks or manuals; however, references are made to other handbooks and links provided for students to review full details on policies outside of the department.

Students must follow the handbook policies and plan of study requirements that correspond with their admission term. Visit the Archive for handbooks and plans of study for prior academic years.

SGSUP Graduate Programs Handbook 2024-2025

MA Geography

Approved MA Geography Electives

  • Approved Methods and Statistics Courses


Approved MUEP Electives

  • Approved MUEP Methods Courses (Waiver for PUP 576 must first be approved/confirmed)
  • Approved MUEP Environmental Planning Courses (Waiver for PUP 542 must first be approved/confirmed)


Approved GIS Certificate Electives

Approved SSRM Certificate Electives

Approved Transdisciplinary Transportation Studies Certificate Electives



  • Approved Non-SGSUP Electives
  • Approved Methods & Statistics Elective
  • Approved Skills Electives
  • Approved Specialization Electives


  • Approved Non-SGSUP Electives
  • Approved Remote Sensing Courses

Urban Planning

  • Approved Non-SGSUP Electives