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The Department of Geography offers two advanced degrees:

the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. David Kaplan

The M.A. in Geography program prepares graduate students for careers in both the academic field and non-academic jobs in various private and governmental agencies, in areas such as urban/economic geography, social geography, physical/environmental geography, and geographic information technology.  Students learn geographic thought, research techniques, and topical specialties while preparing 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 program. 

The Doctoral program in geography exposes students to advanced theories and techniques in contemporary geographic research.  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 to four academic year program.  


Below are some useful links for current and future students:

KSU Graduate Catalog

Thesis and dissertation style guide including exceptions

Guidelines for the preparation of electronic theses and dissertations

College of Arts and Sciences graduate forms 
Research and Graduate Studies graduate forms 
Graduate deadlines 

Graduate Handbook