Geography Master's Degree
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California State University, Long Beach ]
      Department of Geography
College of Liberal Arts
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
California State University
Long Beach, CA 90840-1101 USA

The Department of Geography at California State University, Long Beach, offers the Master of Arts degree in Geography. Education in Geography at the graduate level at CSULB provides an opportunity to broaden one's intellectual life and to acquire or upgrade knowledge and skills for many careers. The degree is particularly suitable for those graduates with one of the following professional goals.

  1. The M.A. in Geography allows one to teach at the community college level, and it enriches one's background as an in-service K-12 teacher.

  2. It prepares those who are interested in professional employment in the public sector (e.g., GIS analyst in environmental management, remote sensing analyst, intelligence analyst, land use planner, hydrologist, conservation biogeographer, landscape restoration specialist), the private sector (e.g., market area analysis or utility network management with GIS, corporate risk analyst, real estate appraiser, environmental consulting), or the non-governmental organization sector (e.g., gender and development specialist with an international agency).

  3. The M.A. in Geography at CSU, Long Beach, is also very beneficial to those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. for a career in research or for teaching at the university level.


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Our program has deepened its traditional strengths through ten new hires in the last few years, including replacements for five recent retirements. The Department supports four areas of active research and curricular development:
  • Geospatial technologies and methods in geography (including GIS, cartography, geovisualization, remote sensing, quantitative methods, field techniques, and qualitative methods)
  • Human geography (including urban cultural geography, urban economic geography, social and political geography, feminist geography, and medical geography)
  • Environmental geography (including hazards, hydrology and water policy, biogeography, palæoclimatology/climatology, palæoecology, and arid lands geomorphology)
  • Global and regional studies (regional geographies, political-economic-cultural integration and conflict, local responses to global processes, sustainable development)
The Department supports geographic education at the K-14 level through several courses targeted to the needs of future teachers, and an innovative geoscience diversity enhancement project with the Geological Sciences Department and the Environmental Science and Policy and Archæology programs and several local community colleges and high schools. The Department has research and curricular collaborations with faculty in the departments of geography at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA, CSU Chico, and the University of Arizona, as well as researchers at JPL, the USGS, the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, and the Department of Transportation. The Department is notable, also, in the breadth of its regional competencies (e.g., Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, the Pacific, California, and the high latitudes).

Ours is a friendly and student-centered faculty, who work hard to help graduate students define and then achieve their educational and professional goals. There is a community of active graduate students, who have created a supportive esprit de corps. Graduate students are active in the Geography Student Association and its many activities (e.g., Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day events, field trips, "cultural nights out," educational wine-tasting events, beach clean ups).

The campus is the most frequently requested of the 23 CSU campuses and it features the largest library in the CSU system, as well as easy access to the UCLA and USC research libraries. CSULB has been been deemed the third best value public college in the nation by The Princeton Review. The campus has also been ranked among the top three of the 64 public master's granting institutions in the West by U.S. News & World Report. CSULB is an attractive campus near the beach in a pleasant, livable community.


The Master of Arts program in Geography at CSULB consists of at least 30 units of course work, including four graduate-level seminars and an advanced geotechnical course, as well as the preparation of an original thesis study supervised by an appropriate faculty committee. The program calls for a greater degree of interest and a greater capacity for independent work than is expected of undergraduate students. In general, students who have completed a specified pattern of undergraduate courses with high grades are eligible for admission to the master's degree program in Geography at CSULB. All applicants are reviewed in terms of their probable ability to complete the program.

There is a dual application process for admission to graduate studies at CSULB: For acceptance to the M.A. Program in Geography, applicants must apply simultaneously to the university's Office of Enrollment Services for admission to graduate study and to the Geography Department for admission to our Master of Arts program. The University Enrollment Services Office will determine if an applicant meets the minimum standards for admission to the university for graduate study and, if so, will seek the Geography Department's approval to admit the applicant to its master's program. CSULB requires that a graduate student be attached to a particular program before formal admission, hence, the dual application process.

NOTE: Because of the 2009 State of California budget crisis and its impacts on California State University, Long Beach, we regret to announce that the Department cannot accept any applications this year from students who wish to start their graduate studies in Spring 2010. Normally, we do accept spring students, who would normally have to apply by 15 October. If this affects you, please consider applying for Fall 2010, instead, when we are allowed to accept new graduate students. Fall 2010 applications need to be completed by 15 April 2010. We are very sorry for any obstacles that the State fiscal crisis has placed in your way.

Both offices will need an official set of transcripts (unless you attended CSULB). Recently, the imaging of official copies of transcripts by Enrollment Services has made them accessible to the Geography Graduate Advisor, so the Department will waive the requirement for an official set of transcripts as long as the transcripts are available through the University Consolidated Management System.

The Geography Department looks for a minimum GPA of 3.00 in geography courses taken and in the last 60 graded semester units (or 90 quarter units) taken, with particular attention paid to work in geography and, in some cases, closely related fields. The Department also needs three letters of reference, ideally from professors who are familiar with your work and can speak to the kinds of abilities needed to complete the master's degree in a timely manner. The Department also requires a statement of intent from you, usually 1.5-2 pages long. Please organize your letter around the following:

  1. a broad overview of your interests in the discipline of geography and what professional or personal goals motivated you to extend your education to the graduate level.
  2. the Department has four major areas of substantive research (human and urban geography, environmental and physical geography, geospatial techniques, and regional geography and globalization). Please explain how your general interests relate to one (or more) of these particular areas and to your broader goals and interests.
  3. any skills you may now possess that could assist you in moving forward in your graduate education (e.g., foreign language skills, work experience, programming skills, foreign travel, mapping/graphics/design skills, quantitative background, or similar).

All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination and arrange for the GRE scores to be sent to the University. In addition, students for whom English is a second language must additionally demonstrate their proficiency in the language through a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper form) or 213 (online version) or 80 (Internet version) or an IELTS score of at least 7.0. Additional clarification and requirements are summarized here. There is no other specific application form you or your referees need to file with the Department.

To learn about the requirements and procedures of the University Enrollment Services Office, you can visit: You may also contact them at:

California State University
Long Beach, CA 90840
(562) 985-1655 or (562) 985-4145
You can apply to the University online, by the way, at:

You can learn about the current schedule of graduate student and non-resident fees at:

International students need to contact the Office of International Education as soon as possible to learn about specific matters pertaining to study here. Their web page is

To begin the process of admission to the Geography Department, please contact the department graduate advisor:

Dr. Christopher T. Lee (Fall 2009)
Dr. Christine M. Rodrigue (Spring 2010)
Graduate Advisor
Department of Geography
California State University
Long Beach, CA 90840-1101
1 (562) 985-4895 or -8432
You can learn more about the prerequisites and requirements of the M.A. Program in Geography here and about the department here. A copy of the Department's Graduate Handbook in Word doc format is available at A "roadmap" through our Master's degree program is available at:


More than a Half Century of Master's Theses: 1956-2009!


  • Native Plant Restoration Following the Eradication of Invasive Tamarisk in the Tijuana Estuary, California, Samantha L. Antcliffe (Chair: Dr. Laris; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Jeff Crooks [Research Coördinator, Tijuana Estuary])

  • The European Capital of Culture: The Politics of Becoming Europe, Sarah Goggin (Chair: Dr. Del Casino; Readers: Drs. Thien and Jocoy)


  • Railroad Abandonment: A Catalyst for Urban Renewal in the San Fernando Valley, California, Douglas Fetters (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Sidorov and Laris)

  • Maps in Childrens Literature: Their Uses, Forms, and Functions, Deborah G. Hann (Chair: Dr. Rodrigue; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Wechsler), Outstanding Graduate Thesis of the College of Liberal Arts for 2007-08

  • Using Remote Sensing, GIS, and Landscape Ecology in Wildland Management, Susan E. Timm (Chair: Dr. Laris; Readers: Drs. Lee and Wechsler), Outstanding Graduate Thesis of the College of Liberal Arts for 2008-09

  • Externalizing E-Motions of the Japanese-American Internment Experience,, Simon Wright (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Sidorov and Laris)


  • The Geography of Surfing Space at Huntington Beach, California, Greg S. Bartleson (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Laris and Del Casino)

  • Evolution of the Goode's World Atlas, Richer M. Boudreau (Chair: Dr. Wechsler; Readers: Drs. Lee and Tyner)

  • The Politics of Pasting: A Spatial Inquiry into the Practice(s) of Wheatpasting, Power, and Representation, Ryan Goode (Chair: Dr. Del Casino; Readers: Drs. Thien and Johnson [Communication Studies])

  • Performing the City: The Intersection of Music, Space, Authenticity, and Racialized Identity in Leimert Park Village, Nazanin Naraghi (Chair: Dr. Del Casino; Readers: Drs. Jocoy and )

  • Methods for Measuring Mojave Desertscrub Phenology using MODIS Satellite Imagery and Meteorological Data, Janet Troeger (Chair: Dr. Lee; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Laris)

  • The Nature of Tree Preservation in Atascadero: 1913-2006, Lisa Wilkinson (Chair: Dr. Laris; Readers: Drs. Del Casino and Sidorov)


  • Assessing Moisture Content Change in Chaparral Using Spectral Mixture Analysis, Kenneth R. Baloun (Chair: Dr. Rodrigue; Readers: Drs. Wechsler and Lee)

  • Assessment of Wildfire Frequency and Coastal Sage Scrub Vegetation Dynamics in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California, Scott W. Eckardt (Chair: Dr. Laris; Readers: Drs. Lee and Rodrigue), Outstanding Graduate Thesis of the College of Liberal Arts for 2006-07

  • Creating Health in a Native American Sweat Lodge: The Production of an Alternative Healing Space, Julienne Gard (Chair: Dr. Del Casino; Readers: Drs. Jocoy and Sumner), winner of the Jacques May Prize for most outstanding thesis in medical geography, Medical Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers

  • Baseline Native Habitat Restoration Assessment at Pelican Point Crystal Cove State Park, California, Kathleen A. Moriarty (Chair: Dr. Wechsler; Readers: Drs. Laris and Behl [Geological Sciences])

  • Water Perceptions and Practices among Whites and Latinos in Whittier, California, Wanjiru M. Njuguna (Chair: Dr. Del Casino; Readers: Drs. Curtis and Laris)


  • Development of a Groundwater Monitoring Reporting and Analysis System, Gregory Bishop (Chair: Dr. Wechsler; Readers: Dr. Lee and Mr. Ludwig)

  • The Impact of Policy Upon Refugee Spatialities: Resettlement Policies and the Hmong of Southeast Asia, Bridget Cooney (Chair: Dr. Del Casino; Readers: Drs. Jocoy and Gossette)

  • Health Care Accessibility for Homeless Women in Long Beach, California, Maribelle Enriquez (Chair: Dr. Del Casino; Readers: Drs. Fisher [Psychology] and Jocoy)

  • Analysis of Industrial Ecology, Cradle-to-Cradle Principles, and an Alternative Packaging Delivery System, Seri Michelle McClendon (Chair: Dr. Rodrigue; Readers: Drs. Jocoy and Laris)

  • The Persistence of the Mexican Land Tenure System in Los Angeles and Orange County, Michael McDaniel (Chair: Dr. Gossette; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Wechsler), Outstanding Graduate Thesis of the College of Liberal Arts for 2005-06

  • The Growth and Development of Tourism in Bocas Del Toro, Panama: A Geographical Perspective, Michael Moody (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Del Casino and Sidorov)

  • GIS in High Schools: A Case for Teaching Geography Through Technology, Lisa Pitts (Chair: Dr. Wechsler; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Garver [Geography and Anthropology at CSU Pomona])

  • Cambodian Settlement Patterns in Long Beach, California, Jorge Quintero (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Del Casino and Sidorov)

  • Exotic Plant Species Pattern in Selected Areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Colette Simonds (Chair: Dr. Laris; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Lee)

  • Human Factors in the Adoption of GIS in Sports Marketing, Maureen K. Smith (Chair: Dr. Jocoy; Readers: Dr. Gossette and Mr. Woods)


  • Martial Arts and the Geography of Sport in Southern California, Christopher Michael Quinn (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Del Casino and Sidorov)

  • GIS Applications for Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Planning: A Case Study in Orange County's Silverado Canyon, Daniel Hofer (Chair: Dr. Rodrigue; Readers: Drs. Wechsler and Orange County Fire Authority Battalion Chief Michael S. Rohde)

  • Assessment of Vegetation Dynamics in Cienega de Santa Clara, Mexico, Using Landsat Satellite Imagery and Ancillary Data (1973-2003), Rebekah R. Boulton (Chair: Dr. Lee; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Wechsler)

2003: No theses completed


  • Geographic Information Systems/Science (GIS) Education at California Community Colleges, Susanne T. Byrne-Dronkers (Chair: Dr. Wechsler; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Tyner)

  • Development and Change in Oil Company Road Maps Produced by General Drafting Company, 1925-1980, Angela Ng Cangelosi (Chair: Dr. Tyner; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Curtis)

  • Music Geography across the Borderline: Musical Iconography, Mythic Themes, and North American Perceptions of a Borderland Landscape, Edward F. Huefe (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Gossette)

  • The Contested Meanings of Cesar Chavez Park, Long Beach, California, Keith R. Miller (Chair: Dr. Del Casino; Readers: Drs. Curtis and Young)

  • New Urbanism ...Comparing Its Achievements, Ronjack Menguita (Chair: Dr. Rodrigue; Readers: Drs. Splansky and Karabenick)

  • Satellites, Census, and the Quality of Life, Valerie Müller (Chair: Dr. Gossette; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Lee)

  • The Effect of Spatial, Spectral, and Radiometric Resolutions on the Accuracy of Landcover Classifications, Erin R. Stockenberg (Chair: Dr. Lee; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Wechsler)


  • Relationships between Deforestation, Precipitation and Runoff in Northern Thailand, Naovaratana Subthanavin (Chair: Dr. Wechsler; Readers: Drs. Del Casino and Azary)


  • Tourism Development on a Greek Island: A Geographic Study of Thera (Santorini) and the Resort Cycle Concept, Michelle R. Walsh (Chair: Dr. Splansky; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Karabenick)

  • Land Use Changes and Nitrogen Wash-Off from Pervious Land in the San Diego Creek Sub-Watershed of Newport Bay, California, Larry M. Harlan (Chair: Dr. Azary; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Cowan [Civil Engineering])

  • Mapping Disrupted Surfaces in the Mojave Desert Using Remote Sensing and GIS, Fort Irwin National Training Center, California, Patrick Johnson (Chair: Dr. Azary; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Lee [Earth Sciences at CSU Dominguez Hills])

  • The Structure and Spatial Morphology of the Ethnic Commercial Enclaves of Little Saigon and Koreatown in Orange County, California: A Comparative Study, Robert D. Michaels (Chair: Dr. Splansky; Readers: Drs. Curtis and Outwater)

  • The Response of Teachers on the Emphasis of Geography Skills and Concepts in their Teaching: A Selected Study of Sixth Grade Teachers in Southern California, Deborah S. Morris-Williamson (Chair: Dr. Wheeler; Readers: Drs. Rodrigue and Golez [Teacher Education])

  • Temporal Tactile Mapping and the Visually Handicapped: A Study Revisited, K.C. Offenberg (Chair: Dr. Tyner; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Peterson [Disabled Student Services])

  • Remote Sensing Image Performance Metrics: Comparing Ground Sample Distance and the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale, Cameron Purcell (Chair: Dr. Azary; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Lee [Earth Sciences at CSU Dominguez Hills])

  • The Ornamentally Landscaped Median Strip: A Significant Culture Feature of the Urban Streetscape, Gabriel Sanfelice (Chair: Dr. Splansky; Readers: Drs. Wheeler and Karabenick)

  • Potential For Greenbelt Improvements Along Flood Control Channels in Long Beach, California, Scott Timboe (Chair: Dr. Azary; Readers: Dr. Outwater and Mr. Dan Walsh [Geography/GIS at Saddleback College])


  • Web Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Digital Mapping Toy or "Real" GIS?, Scott Ferris (Chair: Dr. Tyner; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Debysingh)

  • Tracking the Traces of Division: A Survey of the Remnants of the Berlin Wall as a Relict Boundary on the Urban Landscape, Tom Frazier (Chair: Dr. Peters; Readers: Drs. Biro and Karabenick)

  • The Effects of the Tidal Cycle on Coliform Bacteria Concentration in the San Gabriel River Estuary, California, Emiko Kobayashi (Chair: Dr. Azary; Readers: Drs. Splansky and Carlberg [Biology])

  • Emerging Geographic Themes in the Landscapes of Tony Hillerman, Willa Mann (Chair: Dr. Tyner; Readers: Drs. Peters and Wheeler)

  • Using GIS Modeling to Determine Nitrate Loading Runoff in the Temescal Wash Watershed, Southern California, Tomas Stokosa (Chair: Dr. Azary; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Outwater)


  • An Historical Geographical Study of San Clemente Island, Virginia Andrew (Chair: Dr. Karabenick; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Outwater)

  • An Examination of Day Labor Hiring Sites in Los Angeles, California, Jeremy Braxton-Brown (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Splansky and Peters)

  • The Role of Multi-Unit Housing in Ethnic Change in Long Beach, California, David Holder (Chair: Dr. Karabenick; Readers: Drs. Outwater and Gossette)

  • Suburbanization and Wilderness Parks: An Orange County, California Case Study, R. Kurt Rhodenbaugh (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Curtis and Debysingh)

  • Evaluation of Vegetation and Stream Restoration by the Kumeyaay Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation San Diego County, California, Stephanie Uribe (Chair: Dr. Azary; Readers: Drs. Curtis and Sanchez [American Indian Studies])

  • Opening China's Door: A Case Study of Foreign Direct Investment on Qingdao's Economy 1985-1995, Guang-Yu Wang (Chair: Dr. Azary; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Karabenick)


  • California State University Students' Perceptions of Tijuana, Mexico, Andrew C. Mack (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Outwater)

  • The Perception of Hazards among Surfers in Southern California, Aimée Rebecca Mindes (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Karabenick)

  • Neighborhood Differentiation in a Suburban Environment and Its Effect on Violent Crime: A Case Study, John Thomas Newton, Jr. (Chair: Dr. Peters; Readers: Drs. Outwater and Gossette)

  • Commercial Strips as Tourism Destinations, Jessica Ann Paul (Chair: Dr. Splansky; Readers: Drs. Outwater and Karabenick)

  • Land Use Runoff Flooding in Murrieta and Temecula, Susan Smith (Chair: Dr. Wheeler; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Karabenick)

  • A Study of the Land Use Activities of Commercial Spines in Selected United States Mexico Border Cities, Gregory D. Stephenson (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Outwater and Debysingh)


  • Vietnamese Settlement Patterns in Orange County's Little Saigon, Stephen R. DeWilde (Chair: Dr. Curtis; Readers: Drs. Splansky and Tyner)


  • Commuting Patterns in a Mountain Community: Idyllwild, California, Suzanne Dallman (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Peters and Splansky)

  • Cartographic Design for Multimedia Maps, Kim Scott Hatch (Chair: Dr. Gossette; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Wheeler)

  • A Study to Analyze, Identify, and Evaluate an Industrial Location Site for a Materials Recovery Facility for the City of Lomita, California, Allison Lynn Sherman (Chair: Dr. Karabenick; Readers: Drs. Splansky and Wheeler)


  • The Los Angeles River: Proposed Water Supply Enhancement, Kevin Jon Bissel (Chair: Dr. Karabenick; Readers: Drs. Steiner and Tyner)

  • The Locational Characteristics of Card Club Casinos in Los Angeles County: Their Use as an Economic Development Tool and the Importance of Asia Games, Bruce Alan Grouse (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Peters and Tyner)

  • The Santa Fe Oil Field Area: A Thermal Study of Land Use, Theron Guy Hutton (Chair: Dr. Steiner; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Karabenick)

  • Water Use and Land Use in a Community Setting: Leisure World Laguna Hills, California, Daniel J. Knapp (Chair: Dr. Steiner; Readers: Drs. Peters and Wheeler)

  • Communication Methods between Cartographers and Map Printers, Edward E. McLaughlin (Chair: Dr. Tyner; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Kunst [Art])


  • The Effects of Jobs/Housing Balancing on Commuting Patters in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Scott Thomas Munroe (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Splansky and Karabenick)

  • The 1992 Los Angeles Riot: A Geographic Perspective on South Los Angeles, Michael Thomas Ridland (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Peters and Karabenick)


  • A Geographic Information System for Brush Fire Hazard Mapping and Analysis, James A. Woods (Chair: Dr. Gossette; Readers: Drs. Tyner and Wheeler)

  • The 1992 Los Angeles Riot: A Geographic Perspective on South Los Angeles, Michael Thomas Ridland (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Peters and Karabenick)


  • An Historical Geographical Study of North Island, Jeffery Charles Brown (Chair: Dr. ???; Readers: Drs. ??? and ???


  • The Geography of Controlled Airspace in the Los Angeles Basin: Effects of General Aviation, Michael Aaron Carson (Chair: Dr. Tyner; Readers: Drs. Gossette and Steiner)


  • The Geographical Impact of Australian Immigration Policy on the Composition, Distribution, and Settlement of Chinese in Australia, Martha C. Adams [Miller] (Chair: Dr. Debysingh; Readers: Drs. Wheeler and Peters)

  • A Landscape Typologoy for Natural Scenery, Susan F. Hanson (Chair: Dr. Steiner; Readers: Drs. Wheeler and Tyner)

  • Development Regulation and Its Effects on Coastal Access, Donald W. Schmitz, Jr. (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Peters and Tyner)


  • Locational Decision-Making in Manufacturing: A Three City Study, Scott Patrick Moshier (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Peters and Wheeler)

1987: No theses completed


  • The Diffusion of Micro Irrigation Systems in California's Commercial Avocado Production Area, Robert Lee Franklin (Chair: Dr. Splansky; Readers: Drs. Wheeler and Tyner)


  • The Geography of Residential Solid Waste Generation in Long Beach, California, Roger Terry Reid (Chair: Dr. Karabenick; Readers: Drs. Kimura and Tyner)

1980-1984: No theses completed


  • Hawaii's State Land Use Regulations and Urban Development Patterns on Oahu, John Carroll Mauk (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Peters and Steiner)


  • The Literature of California Geography as Reflected in a Decade of Geography Journal Articles, Sandra J. Lamprecht (Chair: Dr. Steiner; Readers: Drs. Debysingh and Tyner)


  • Subsistence Land Use in South-Western Alaska and the Impact of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Anthony Wayne Burns (Chair: Dr. Wheeler; Readers: Drs. Scantling and Tyner)

  • An Analysis of Flood Plain Use in Orange County, California, Gary Robert Jones (Chair: Dr. Karabenick; Readers: Drs. Anderson and Peters)

  • The Impact of Environmental Consideration on Industrial Location Theory, James Edward Martois (Chair: Dr. Peters; Readers: Drs. Erickson and Debysingh)


  • The Determination of Cyclic Processes within the Population Shifts of the United States through the Use of Shift-and-Share Analysis, William N. Bichel (Chair: Dr. Peters; Readers: Drs. Debysingh and Outwater)

  • Style Elements in Architecture: Tools for Geographic Analysis, John J. Fulford (Chair: Dr. Scantling; Readers: Drs. Wheeler and Karabenick)


  • The Okinawa Sugar Industry: Some Effects of Government Activity on Industrial Location and Economic Development, Charles L. Clark (Chair: Dr. Anderson; Readers: Drs. Peters and Kimura)


  • Environmental Hazards and Urban Development: A Historical, Spatial, and System View of the City of Long Beach, Kalervo Raymond Halme (Chair: Dr. Karabenick; Readers: Drs. Wheeler and Peters)

  • A Correlation and Regression Analysis of Particulate Pollution and Minimum Temperatures in the Los Angeles Area, 1958-1972, James Albert Henry (Chair: Dr. Kimura; Readers: Drs. Steiner and Peters)

  • Some Impacts of Containerization on California Port Geography, Sonia Hubner Seeman (Chair: Dr. Anderson; Readers: Drs. Kimura and Peters)


  • Water Supply, Use, and Management in the Santa Margarita Watershed, California, Kristen Louise Duncan (Chair: Dr. Steiner; Readers: Drs. Anderson and Scantling)

  • The Economic Health of the North Central Region, Stanley Dean Fuhr (Chair: Dr. Anderson; Readers: Drs. Peters and Scantling)

  • Family Poverty in Long Beach, California, in 1970, Bruce Saint Gean (Chair: Dr. Outwater; Readers: Drs. Steiner and Anderson)


  • A Comparison of Economic Healthy and Industrial Diversity: A Case Study of Thirty-three Places, Dennis Theophilus Davis (Chair: Dr. Anderson; Readers: Drs. Wheeler and Outwater)

  • Reuse of the Pacific Electric Right of Way: A Study in Abandonment, Conversion, and New Uses in Selected Areas, Richard Albert Reed (Chair: Dr. Karabenick; Readers: Drs. Anderson and Scantling)

1971: No theses completed


  • The Changing Location of the California Almond Industry, Robert Henry Aron (Chair: Dr. Anderson; Readers: Drs. Steiner and Scantling)


  • The Suburban Barriadas of Lima: Squatter Settlements as a Type of Peripheral Urban Growth in Peru, Lyndon Starr Williams (Chair: Dr. Steiner; Readers: Drs. Anderson and Dykema [Wheeler])

1963-1968: No theses completed


  • Distribution of Bioclimatic Comfort Regions in the United States, Werner H. Terjung (Chair: Dr. Steiner; Readers: Drs. Anderson and Erickson)

1957-1961: No theses completed


  • Occupance in the San Jacinto Mountains, California, W. Jane Westenberger (Chair: James Wilson; Reader: Tony Kannelly)

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