Graduate Programs at San Diego State University

Geography Department

The Geography Department at San Diego State University offers a Master's of Science in Geography with an emphasis in Watershed Science, and a joint PhD program in Geography with the University of California, Santa Barbara where dissertations on water science are supported. Faculty in the department have specializations in watershed hydrology, water quality, modeling, remote sensing, GIScience, watershed management and policy, and political ecology of water. A significant fraction of incoming students receive financial support through graduate assistantships. For more information, visit the program website at