B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies or Environmental Studies + M.A. in Geography and Urban Studies 4+1

Admissions Process

Students may apply for the accelerated master’s program as early as the second semester of their Sophomore year, for Junior year entry, and as late as the second semester of their Junior year, for Senior year entry. In the second semester of their senior year, students must formally apply to the M.A. in Geography and Urban Studies, for entry the following semester.

4+1 Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25
  • Completed 60 credit hours or more towards the undergraduate degree
  • Statement of Goals (500-1,000 words)
  • Approval from an academic advisor in the student’s primary college, indicating how many credits (up to 12) can be dedicated to the accelerated degree
  • Two letters of support from faculty (GIS and Statistics faculty recommended)
  • Passed the following courses with a B or higher

For Geography and Urban Studies Majors

  • GUS 2001: Cities
  • GUS 2002: Space and Place
  • GUS 2197: Research Design

For Environmental Science Majors

  • ENST 2001: Environment and Society
  • ENST 2002: Physical Geography
  • ENST 2097: Research Design

To Apply

Your application should be sent to guses@temple.edu with the subject line "Accelerated MA in GUS Application" and include the following:

  • Completed application form 
  • Statement of Goals (500-1,000 words)
  • Approval from CLA advisor indicating how many credits can be used for the accelerated degree
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty sent directly to guses@temple.edu

Have additional questions?

If you want to learn more about the program and the application process please view our FAQ's (pdf) or email the Program Coordinator.