About Us

Created in 1946, the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development of the University of Miami is consistently ranked among the country’s best departments in urban and regional planning as well as among the country’s best departments of geography without a doctoral program.

We are a global department that focuses its research on tropical and subtropical countries around the world and that has South Florida as its living laboratory.

We are a committed department that embraces sustainable development by pursing a mission-driven research that translates geographical science into solutions for some of the most pressing global challenges.

We are a transformative department that offers an exceptional and flexible education with outstanding career advising that addresses students’ distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, and cultural backgrounds.