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The doctoral program in geography will give you a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of your professional field (physical, human or human-environment). You'll also train in methods of research that will give you the necessary intellectual and technical foundation to solve geographical problems across multiple spatial scales.

Through this program, you will gain the skills to:

  • Obtain geographic data from multiple sources
  • Use geospatial methods and technologies to analyze data
  • Synthesize information from multiple sources in geographic domain
  • Communicate information effectively
  • Apply critical thinking
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using appropriate geographic geospatial methods and technologies
  • Use appropriate technologies to communicate and collaborate
  • Conduct research and solve problems
  • Choose ethical courses of action in research and practice

Ph.D. in Geography Program Requirements

Earning a Doctoral Degree

The doctoral program gives you a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of your professional field and training in methods of research.

The final basis for granting the degree will be your grasp of the subject matter of a broad field of study and a demonstrated ability to do independent research. You also must have acquired the ability to express thoughts clearly and forcefully in both oral and written form.

The degree is not granted solely for the completion of coursework, residence and technical requirements, although these must be met.

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program