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Welcome to the Graduate School of Geography

With its highly ranked graduate and undergraduate programs, Clark University is one of the best places in the world to study geography. Students have the opportunity to work with nationally and internationally known faculty to examine why certain places are different, how those differences shape the way we live, and how we, in turn, shape our environment.

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Celebrating Our Centennial

On April 13-15, 2023, we invite you to join us as we celebrate 100 years of Clark Geography and the impact our scholars have made on the world.

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Space, Place, and Environment

Our scholars contribute path-breaking research and pedagogy focusing on four areas: earth system science; human-environment/nature-society geography; geographic information science and remote sensing; and urban-economic geography.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates may major or minor in geography, global environmental studies, or environmental science/earth system science. All three programs allow students the opportunity to work closely with faculty and graduate students (both master’s and doctoral) on projects.

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Master’s Programs

We offer an M.S. in geographic information science (GIS) in collaboration with the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment. Qualified Clark undergraduates may apply to our Accelerated B.A./Master’s of Science in GIS program.

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Ph.D. Program

Clark’s doctoral program in geography not only is top-ranked in the nation by the National Research Council but also is internationally renowned. Our graduates have found overwhelming success in securing academic and nonacademic positions throughout the world.

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Interested in Geography? Where will Clark take you?

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Clark’s Graduate School of Geography has a long history of significant and influential research; five geography faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and four to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty and students continue in this tradition, with inquiry that benefits communities, environments, and the world.

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Careers and Internships in Geography

Our doctoral students land positions in colleges and universities, government, and nongovernmental organizations around the world. Our undergraduate and master’s students benefit from our internship and career opportunities and active alumni networks.

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Save the Date

GSG Centennial Celebration to Open With Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture

Clark President Wallace W. Atwood launched the Graduate School of Geography in 1921 to establish an area of graduate research excellence. Today, Clark Geography is a global leader in innovative theory-driven research. On April 13-15, 2023, we will celebrate 100 years of Clark Geography and the impact our scholars have made on the world.

Kicking off the weekend will be the 2023 Wallace W. Atwood Lecture by Kendra McSweeney, professor and distinguished scholar in the Department of Geography at The Ohio State University, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing St.

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Contact Information

Graduate School of Geography

Office Location
  • Jefferson Academic Center, Room 220
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7336
  • 1-508-793-8881 fax
  • geography[at]clarku[dot]edu