Geography is the science of place, space, and environment
Each place on earth is distinguished by a unique mix of natural resources, cultural practices, and economic and political systems. Geographers study what makes each place unique, and the connections and interactions between places.
With its highly ranked graduate and undergraduate programs, Clark University is one of the best places in the world to study Geography. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you will have an opportunity to work with nationally and internationally known faculty to examine why places are different, how those differences shape how we live, and how we in turn shape our environment. Learn more about why Clark is a great place to study geography.
2014 Wallace W. Atwood Lecture
The Graduate School of Geography's 2014 Atwood Lecture featured Professor Richard Alley, esteemed Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University, and PBS host. Professor Alley presented "Learning While Burning: An Optimistic View of Energy, Environment, and Our Future" on Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 PM in Tilton Hall. View the event announcement.
Watch the lecture here via Livestream
Earth Transformed + 25 Anniversary Symposium
View William C. Clark's powerpoint presentation here: From The Earth Transformed by Human Action to Sustainability Science
This year's Albert, Norma and Howard '77 Geller Endowed Lecture, titled "From Earth Transformed to Sustainability Science", is in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Earth Transformed by Human Action Symposium. William C. Clark will lecture, with discussion by B.L. Turner II and Robert W. Kates. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. This event is cosponsored by the Marsh Institute, the Graduate School of Geography and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise.
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NRC ranked top 10
Clark's Graduate School of Geography was ranked first in one overall
category in the revised NRC rankings and placed in the top-10
for the other three overall categories, thus confirming Clark's
position as one of the nation's top geography programs.
Latest Departmental News
Director of the Graduate School of Geography, Anthony
Bebbington, Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and
Society, has received a prestigeous 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial
Foundation Fellowship for his work: Natural resource extraction in
Latin America: transforming the human-environment, challenging social science. The announcement of the Guggenheim Fellows was posted in a full page ad in the New York Times on April 10, 2014.
Clark University's Geography program has earned prestigious Sussman Foundation support for Ph.D. student researchers. The Graduate School of Geography has been selected to join a prestigious group of institutions that receive funding from the Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation for U.S.-based environmental science Ph.D. student research. Full Story
Ruth Fincher, PhD '80, Professor of Geography at the University of Melbourne was awarded Member of the Order of Australia during the 2014 Australia Days Honours for her dedication to teaching and promotion of geography. A rare honor for geographers. Read more
The Graduate School of Geography and Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies have joined together to launch a joint pilot PhD track in Geography and Genocide made possible by a generous gift. Students on the program will combine core courses in Geography and Genocide as well as electives, and will work on topics including, though not limited to: the visualization of space and place, population displacements and threats to collective identity, natural resource conflicts and loss of territory, and the geographies of mass and organized violence.
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