Doctor of Philosophy. Major in Geography.
All general Ph.D. requirements apply. An M.S. degree is required. Admission is by faculty approval based on evaluation of the applicant's potential to carry out original research. Each student's training and research plan is developed by the student and the major professor with the advisory committee's approval. The advisory committee typically consists of three faculty members in the department and one faculty member from another department. Students are not allowed to register for dissertation credits (GEOG 600) until they have advanced to candidacy via successful completion of their preliminary examination. The dissertation must be of an original research nature and be in a topic spanned by the research interests and expertise of the major professor and committee members.