Program Summary

Credits Required


Tuition per Credit


Online graduate education in Geodesign at Penn State

Prepare to take leadership roles in addressing complex environmental design problems in settings ranging from urban design to conservation planning, with the 35-credit Master of Professional Studies in Geodesign from Penn State World Campus. As a student in our geodesign program, you can learn to capitalize on the power of spatial knowledge and evolving technologies, identify opportunities that emerge to better inform the design, understand your relevance to particular situations, and assist communities in designing alternative futures based on a unique process that brings all this information into focus.

Geodesign at Penn State

The World Campus graduate geodesign program is offered in partnership with Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture and in cooperation with Penn State's Department of Geography. The program is taught by expert faculty practicing at Penn State and in the field and features in-depth study in geodesign and geography courses to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the field that can prove highly attractive to potential employers.

Geodesign Program Flexibility

Geodesign (GEODZ) courses operate on 8-week terms. Our geography (GEOG) courses operate on 10-week terms. With two course terms offered in the fall and spring and one in the summer, some courses may overlap. However, this term structure provides you with the greatest flexibility possible in completing your master's degree at your preferred pace. You can choose to schedule your courses without any overlap, or take as many courses as possible to finish sooner.