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Environmental and Geological Sciences Specialization
Geography Specialization




From its inception in 1983, the Ph.D. Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences has identified itself with "promoting teaching and research in the study of the earth." With faculty in atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, geography and geology, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program at the Graduate Center spans a broad array of subjects focusing on the earth, its environments, human activities, and the linkages between them. Our students have the unique opportunity to study both the physical and human environments simultaneously, or to focus on specific subjects within the program's specializations. Today, the faculty has a strong commitment to education and research in Geography and Environmental and Geological Sciences.

Most required courses and some special topics courses are conducted at the Graduate Center, while laboratory courses and research work are offered at the various campuses throughout CUNY.


Executive Officer

Cindi Katz

Executive Officer, Professor
Graduate Center

Phone: 212-817-8728

Deputy Executive Officer

Athanasios Koutavas

Associate Professor
Graduate Center

Phone: 212-817-8235

Assistant Program Officer

Judy Li

Assistant Program Officer
Graduate Center

Phone: 212-817-8245