Geography, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Required Geography Core 1
GEOG 5001Professional Development in Geography1
GEOG 5303Geographic Analysis I3
GEOG 5413History and Philosophy of Geography3
GEOG 5403Current Geographic Research3
GEOG 6313Mixed Methods in Field Research3
Hours Subtotal13
Elective Coursework inside Geography
Select 15-27 hours focused in cultural/historical geography, natural resource management, and geospatial technologies.
Elective Coursework outside Geography
Select 9-15 hours of courses that complement the student's research track and align with the chosen specialty
Dissertation (required minimum 15 hours) 1
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Hours Subtotal47
Total Hours60

Combined coursework and dissertation hours to total 60 hours.

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.