Individuals can earn both a Master’s degree and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography. These programs allow students to study the physical world and the humans who inhabit and transform it. Students can narrow their focus to align with their professional goals. At the graduate level, courses cover topics such as demography, global positioning, topography, natural resources, cartographic methods, and remote sensing, as well as population distribution and studies. Individuals with graduate credentials will have the skills necessary to assume roles such as research scientist, or in academia, as a geography professor.