The Geography Program in the Department of Geography, Sociology, History, Africana Studies, and Anthropology offers programs leading to Graduate Certificate in Community Development, Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Master of Arts in Geography, and Master of Arts in Geography with Geographic Information Systems GI Science Concentration. Students seeking admission into any of these programs must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must fulfill the general requirements for admission to graduate programs at Chicago State University, which includes attainment of a 2.75 GPA or better in the last 60 hours at the undergraduate level. The Department reaches out to surrounding communities through the Neighborhood Assistance Center. The Neighborhood Assistance Center provides technical assistance to neighborhood-based community and economic development. Students participate in research that addresses socioeconomic issues in the community and they have the opportunity to intern with local community organizations.

Geography Program Advisor (includes MA in Geography and Post-Baccalaureate Programs in GIScience and Community Development):

Dr. Tekleab Gala

(773) 995-4435