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Master of Arts in Teaching - Geography

Master of Arts in Teaching - Geography

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =173
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The focus of the Department is in human-environment interactions, with “environment” interpreted very broadly. The Department provides four main areas of specialization for graduate research: economic and cultural geography; resource management and land use and land cover change; medical geography; and physical geography. Economic and cultural geography concerns such topics as spatial economic theory and; housing and care of the elderly. Resource management and land-use and land-cover change focus on agricultural change and resource conservation and development in the tropics and subtropics, and rural and urban land use and land cover change in tropical and temperate regions. Africa and Latin America are the primary areas of regional emphasis outside of the U.S. Physical geography in the Department concentrates on climatology, fluvial geomorphology, and hydrology. Medical geography studies the geographic aspects of human health including disease ecology and transmission and healthcare issues. The Department’s extensive geographic information system, remote sensing, and computer cartography teaching and research facilities contribute to and support all of the areas of research. Faculty from the Department are also major participants in the Emerging Pathogens Institute, Florida Climate Institute, Land Use and Environmental Change Institute (L.U.E.C.I.), and the Water Institute.