Doctor of Philosophy in Geography

The PhD program is for students interested in research, teaching opportunities, careers with NGOs, government consulting and more. The program offers concentrations in cultural-regional geography of Africa, East Asia, Latin America, Russia/Eurasia, and the United States; geographic information science (including cartography and remote sensing); and physical/environmental geography. The program includes courses, seminars, individual research and reading, and preparation of a dissertation.  Although no “outside minor” is formally required of candidates, the department favors study in auxiliary departments.  Learn more about our faculty on our website.