This Geography program from University of Arizona consists of a minimum of 12 units of graduate coursework in geography, including a maximum of 3 units of independent study. Students considering the Ph.D. minor in geography should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies and with potential SGD committee members at an early stage about coursework and preparation for the comprehensive examination.
Under the direction of their faculty committee and in consultation with the graduate advisor, doctoral students design an individualized program of coursework and independent study in preparation for their comprehensive examinations, which are typically taken after two years of study. Upon successful completion of the exams, the student prepares a dissertation proposal which must be approved by the faculty committee. This proposal may also form the basis for requesting external funding for research. The final requirement for the Ph.D. degree is a dissertation involving original research. During students’ time in the School, they will gain an understanding of the history and core concepts of the discipline, and range of research methodologies. They also have opportunities to obtain teaching experience and training in professional skills,. Potential applicants should be sure to review these webpages and our faculty interests before applying.
While some faculty have research grants and may offer students both employment and research opportunities related to those projects, the majority of students design their own Ph.D dissertation topics and are encouraged to seek their own funding for field research and writing up the results. Our students have been remarkably successful at securing funding for their dissertations.
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- History of Geographic Thought
- Research Design
- Economic Geography
- Cultural Geography
- Physical Geography
- Advanced Methods and Techniques
- Urban Geography
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- A Master's degree is required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Applicants without a Master's degree who are interested in the Ph.D must apply for the M.A. program.
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year
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