The Hunter College Department of Geography is the largest and one of the most technologically advanced geography programs in the New York City metropolitan region. The M.A. program serves New York City's and New York State's needs for educated geographers and geography/earth science teachers; supports the development of geographical databases and analytic tools to improve the social, environmental, and economic well being for New York and its citizens; and serves as a pioneering center in advancing the careers of underrepresented groups in geography and related fields.
The Department offers an MA in Geography and a Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science. In addition, the Department contributes to three Masters level programs in conjunction with the Hunter College School of Education, and to the PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School.