At the graduate level the department offers the Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Geography and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Atmospheric Science. The M.A. is a thirty-hour degree that combines broad training in the field with a specialty. It also includes a thesis. The M.S. in Geography will aim to expand the student's knowledge of how earth systems work and how humans interact with its components. The Ph.D. program offers student concentrations in the following areas: cultural-regional geography of Africa, East Asia, Latin America, Russia/Eurasia, and the United States; geographic information science (including cartography and remote sensing); and physical/environmental geography.