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Graduate Coordinator: Scott Sheridan
The Department of Geography offers two advanced degrees: the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.
The Master's program is designed to prepare graduate students for careers in both the academic field and non-academic jobs in various private and governmental agencies. The goal of the program is to expose students to geographic thought, research techniques, and topical specialties, and to prepare them to conduct original research. Within this broad framework, the program is sufficiently flexible to meet individual career objectives. The M.A. in geography is designed to be a two-academic year (four-semester) program.
The purpose of the doctoral program in geography is to expose students to advanced theories and techniques in contemporary geographic research. Following this exposure, students are expected to conduct original research that withstands the scrutiny of a community of scholars. The Ph.D. in geography is designed to be a three academic year program. However, there may be variations between individual students.
Please click on the "Research" or "Faculty" links to learn more about faculty research strengths. Our present focus areas include Geospatial technologies, Urban geography, Extreme environments, and Geopolitics and Global studies.
Below are some useful links for current and future students:
- Thesis and dissertation style guide including exceptions
- Guidelines for the preparation of electronic theses and dissertations
- College of Arts and Sciences graduate forms This link includes the application for graduation form
- Research and Graduate Studies graduate forms There is some overlap here with the above link, but also other forms, including human subjects forms
- Graduate deadlines Upcoming graduation deadlines for defense and completion of thesis