ES Majors, especially seniors – check out this funded grad school opportunity!
We have a number of graduate funding lines for PhD and Master’s study in the Geography and Environmental Systems Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
We are a multi-disciplinary department with an emphasis on examining the dynamic relationship between social and natural processes.
We are especially interested in students studying issues related to environmental justice, political ecology, historical geography, and urban environments.
A number of teaching assistantships are available to qualified students. These provide tuition remission, a monthly salary, and health insurance. Students are also provided with lab and office space.
In addition to financial support, there are a number of opportunities for research collaborations through partnerships established with our Department.
· A number of our faculty have established international research programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and China.
· UMBC is the field headquarters of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, one of only two NSF Urban Long-term Ecological Research Sites in the country.
· The Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) is located at UMBC. CUERE is focused on the environmental consequences of social and environmental transformations associated with urban development.
For more information, please visit our website ges.umbc.edu and contact our graduate program director or department chair with any questions.
David Lansing (dlansing) Graduate Program Director
Alan Yeakley, Department Chair (yeakley)