College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Graduate Programs

M.A. in 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



 Graduate Students



Name/ Program: Taylor Cone/ Political Science

Position/Faculty assigned: Graduate Research Assistant/Dr. Bradley Thayer

Research Interest: Gender & Politics, American Politics, International Relations


Name/ Program: Javier Roman/ Political Science

Positions/ Assigned Faculty: Reader Grader ll- Dr. Wilson, Dr. Navarro, and Dr. Hofferberth

Research Interest: Security and conflict, intelligence


Name/ Program: Garrett Bader/ MA Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Position/Faculty Assigned: Reader Grader for Brent Floyd

Research Interest: human geography, climate change, sustainable development, gentrification, GIS




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