College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Graduate Programs

M.A. Geography

The M.A. in Geography degree is designed to give graduate students the ability to analyze social processes and the physical environment across a range of cultures and historical periods, using appropriate methodologies and data management techniques. The program is especially designed to give students insights into a variety of regional social, environmental, and economic problems, and to exploit the strong international connections that the geography faculty have established. Faculty will encourage students to become involved in professional geography through pertinent internships, conference presentations, publication, and membership in the Association of American Geographers.

M.A. in Political Science

The M.A. in Political Science is a versatile degree that provides students with a set of transferable skills that are necessary for success in any workplace, including research design, quantitative and qualitative research methods, theory and argumentation, critical thinking and analysis, writing skills, and presentations skills.  The program provides students with an opportunity to specialize in American Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory and Law. 

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Advisor of Record
Andrea Aleman
MS 4.03.58

Current Graduate Students

William Gathright


Research interests: Environmental Geography, Hydrology, GIS

Celina Barron

Office: MS 4.03.70


Phone: 210-458-5600

Advisor: Dr. Jones

Current position: Reader Grader II

Research Interests and Specializations: Population geography, cultural geography, environmental geography, GIS and remote sensing

Cassandra Libhart

Office: MS 4.03.62


Phone: 210-458-5600

Advisor: Dr. Nazgol Bagheri

Current position: Reader/ Grader ll

Research Interests and Specializations: Community Forestry, Deforestation, Indonesia, Situated Knowledge, Political Ecology, Physical Geography

Previous education: BA in Anthropology, 2014

Jason Lilienthal

Office: MS 4.03.62


Phone: 210-458-5600

Current Position: Reader/Grader II

Advisor: Dr. De Oliver

Research Interests: Gentrification, Demography, and Historical Geography


Political Science Graduate Students


William Stablein

Office: MS 4.03.70


Phone: 210-458-5600

Adviser: Dr. Navarro

Current Position: Teaching Assistant

Research interests: Political Communication & Electoral Behavior

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