Geographical Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
For those entering with a Master's degree in Geography, the PhD should be completed withing 4 years; For those entering with a Bachelor's or without a Geography background, the PhD should be completed within 5 years. Part-time study takes longer, but at least 1 year full-time attendance is required. Students entering with a B.A. or without a Geography background will take one course each in the following areas: Human, Physical, and Methods. See the PhD Handbook for further details.
Students without a Geography background should complete an additional 9 credits in the following areas:
- Environmental and Biological Aspects of Earth Systems Science,
- Human Dimensions of Global Change, and
- Geospatial Information Sciences.
Advance to Candidacy: In addition to course requirements, students must successfully pass an annual faculty review, a portfolio assessment, and successfully defend a dissertation prospectus.
Post-Candidacy: In addition to annual faculty reviews, students complete at least 12 credits of GEOG899 Doctoral Dissertation Research as well as successfully defend and submit an original dissertation.
|GEOG601||The Nature and Practice of Science||3|
|GEOG606||Quantitative Spatial Analysis||3|
|or GEOG636||Qualitative Methods in Geography|
|GEOG608||Comprehensive Portfolio Assessment Summary||1-3|
|GEOG788||Selected Topics in Geography (GEOG788D - Selected Topics in Geography)||3|
|GEOG798||Selected Topics in Geography: Seminar Series||2|
|Pass a portfolio assessment|
|Dissertation Research Requirements|
|GEOG899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||12|