Please review the information about our graduate programs at the bottom of this page. If you still have questions, send an email to or contact Lori Hartline, Graduate Program Assistant at 541-737-5188.

Geography and geospatial science provide approaches and tools to address pressing issues affecting communities, nations and the planet. At OSU students combine geography — the study of human and Earth system processes in space and time — and geospatial science — the collection, analysis, and presentation of spatial data — to analyze and interpret change in the environment and human society. The program has three areas of excellence: geospatial analysis and modeling, dynamic Earth processes, and global change risk and resilience. Graduates work in government, industry, and non-governmental organizations, addressing climate change, environmental hazards, natural resources, and their human dimensions. Picture yourself in an M.S. or Ph.D. program in Geography working with some of the most creative and renowned faculty in the country.

Meet the faculty

Meet Distinguished Professor and the Geography Program Head, Julia Jones.

Our geography faculty study everything from water resources to human refugee dynamics to fisheries. Learn more about our geography and geospatial science faculty.

Learn about careers

At CEOAS, we are dedicated to helping you find a fulfilling job to set you on a successful career path. We have staff ready to help by connecting you to alumni mentors, helping you find internships, and investing in your professional development. As a result, most graduates are employed by six months post-degree.

Why geography? Learn more about What Can You Do with a Geography Degree (PDF on Box) and explore career resources from the American Association of Geographers.

Our geography alumni are doing amazing things! See where some recent graduates are now employed.