I feel like there may be a variation of this post question somewhere, but I couldn't find it in the archives. I am in the midst of applying for graduate school beginning in fall 2011, and am applying for programs in both Geography as well as Urban Planning.
Thanks in large part to this forum, I've become pretty timid about pursuing an MUP, but still feel the urge to apply because that's where my passion lies. Considering the economic state we're in, do you think that earning a Geography degree might lead to better job prospects than an MUP? My assumption is that an MA in Geography would provide me with more options in my job pursuits, but at the cost of making me less of a specialist in a particular field.
Do any Geography graduates have any insight on this? Have you found the job outlook for those with your background being greater thanks to the flexibility of your degree?
As much as I love planning, city budget cuts and the collapse of the housing industry has diminished my interest. Bottom line - I want a job when I get out of school.