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At the Graduate School of Geography, we train our doctoral students to have the skills necessary to make significant contributions to research and application in one of four main geography areas of focus:

  • Earth System Science
  • Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Human-Environment/Nature-Society Geography
  • Urban-Economic Geography

Watch the videos below to learn about these areas of focus through the voices of our faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Earth System Science

At Clark, earth system science geographers benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to study the complex, interrelated physical and biological components of the earth’s land surface, atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, and oceans.

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GIS and Remote Sensing

Geographic information science and remote sensing geographers apply the world’s most advanced earth observation and spatial analytical technologies to address crucial issues concerning socio-economic development and environmental science and policy.

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Human-Environment Geography

Human-environment geographers draw from social theory, ecological sciences, land system science, development studies, decision science, law, and ethics to examine relationships between people and environments.

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Urban-Economic Geography

Our urban-economic geographers draw on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches—from economic sociology to political geography—to examine the processes that drive change, conflict, innovation, and uneven development across the world.

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