Ph.D. On Campus

Regional Science

Cornell University

20800 USD/year
20800 USD/year
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The Ph.D. program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of regional, interregional, location, and conflict theory in the context of physical and policy spaces and the framework of existing economic, social, and political systems. The Regional Science program is offered by Cornell University.



  • Students master techniques of analysis of urban-regional systems as they relate to public and private decision making, with heavy emphasis on mathematical models and quantitative methods. Students are fully exposed to the existing and newly developing social science theory that directly relates to the multidisciplinary approach of regional science.
  • Regional Science is a ‘second-order’ field for the study of socioeconomic problems with a regional or spatial dimension by means of diverse combinations of analytical and empirical research methods.  Among the subjects investigated by regional scientists are regional and urban development, interregional systems networks, economic geography, regional interactions and institutional systems, regional trade and inter-industry analysis, the environment and natural resource use, land-use patterns, industrial location, transportation and migration, spatial agglomeration and fragmentation of activities, and the analysis of spatial data.
  •  Graduates of Cornell master’s degree and doctoral programs in Regional Science are positioned for careers as researchers and policy analysts at the highest levels in national and regional governments, academic institutions, corporations, and international organizations. The program provides thorough instruction in spatial, interregional, and location theory within the context of economic, social, and political systems, and training in the use of analytical techniques as they relate to policy and public and private decision-making.
The Regional Science program is offered by Cornell University.

Programme Structure

Concentrations By Subject

  • Environmental Studies
  • International Spatial Problems
  • Location Theory
  • Multiregional Economic Analysis
  • Peace Science
  • Planning Methods
  • Urban And Regional Economics

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recommendations
  • A statement of purpose
  • Transcripts
  • English language proficiency

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Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
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