Dual-Title in Geography and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Penn State Department of Geography is the only geography department in the world that offers a dual-title doctoral or masters’ degree with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). Many graduates from this program are currently appointed in geography departments and/or in women's, gender, and sexuality programs in Research I and liberal arts institutions.
Dual-Title in Geography and Climate Science
Climate Science is a field devoted to the study of Earth’s climate in the past, present, and future. A particular focus is understanding the effects of human activities (anthropogenic impacts) and natural forcing on climate.
Dual-Title in Geography and African Studies
The primary objective of the dual-title degree program in African Studies is to expand teaching, research, and scholarship on Africa and African societies at Penn State by providing multidisciplinary training for Penn State doctoral students.
Dual-Title in Geography and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment (HDNRE)
The HDNRE graduate degree program exposes students to a broad base of state-of-the-art methodologies, theories, and technologies for addressing contemporary resource and societal issues.
Dual-Title in Geography and Operations Research
Operations Research is the use of scientific methodology in the formulation, analysis, and solution of problems in decision making. It draws on techniques from many fields, including economics, mathematics, and engineering.
Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
This intercollege program emphasizes the properties of ecosystems by focusing attention on interactions of single organisms, populations, and communities with their environment. It is designed to give students an advanced understanding of ecological theory and hypothesis testing and is complementary to other environmental programs that emphasize the human role in ecosystems.