Geography, B.A. or B.S. + M.A.

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The Geography EDGE (Expedited Degrees in Graduate Education)  program is intended to streamline access to our Master of Arts degree program for qualified and promising undergraduates. Students in the Beach EDGE Geography program will complete the requirements for both the B.A. or B.S. and M.A. degrees. Beach EDGE students in Geography may double-count a maximum of 12-units of electives towards both their B.A. or B.S. and M.A. degrees. These 12-units must be taken in residence at CSULB.

Advisor/Staff Contacts

Once an undergraduate has expressed interest in our Geography EDGE program, advising will be coordinated between the undergraduate and graduate advisors to discuss appropriate coursework. Upon acceptance to the M.A. program their advising will be switched to the Graduate Advisor.

Geography Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Linna Li,
Geography Graduate Advisor, Dr. Gary Hytrek,

Please visit the CSULB Catalog for B.A. and B.S. degree requirements.

The Geography M.A. consists of at least 30 units including core requirements (GEOG 596, GEOG 696 and a methods course), a minimum of two topical seminars, electives, and a thesis. A minimum of 21 units of the M.A. degree must be taken at the 500 or 600 level. For split level (400/500) classes, EDGE students should enroll in the 500-level section.

Eligibility & Admissions