What is geography? And why study geography at Clark University?
What is geography? 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 them.
And why study geography at Clark University? The oldest sustained program of geography in the United States, Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography fosters a culture of innovation that has made it a key site for the development of new topical fields and geographic technologies. Our faculty and students have pioneered fields as diverse as human-environment, risk-hazards, critical geography, animal geographies, and feminist geography. We are the only program of geography to have five of its members elected to the National Academy of Sciences and four to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The School has awarded more doctoral degrees in geography than any other program in the United States.
The program’s culture of innovation drives our groundbreaking research into the evolving relationships between people and their environments. Both graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty — and each other — on substantive research projects, publications, and public presentations.