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The IUP Geography and Regional Planning Department offers one degree program: the Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography.

The Master of Science program includes a 15-credit track in GIS/Cartography, Regional Planning, or Environmental Planning. The M.S. program requires a 9-credit core and includes options for electives and internships. This program can also be completed as either thesis or non-thesis options, with preparation of a nongraded portfolio included in the non-thesis option. Graduates are employed by state and federal governments; city, county, and regional planning commissions; private consulting and engineering firms; business and industry; and educational institutions.

For further information and an application packet, please direct all inquiries to the department graduate coordinator, Dr. Richard Hoch, at or by phone at 724-357-5990.

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Graduate course requirements for Geography and Regional Planning Programs and Courses
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  • Geography and Regional Planning Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Room 413
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2250
  • Fax: 724-357-6479
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.