Graduate Studies


The graduate program in the Department of Geography offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees as well as a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science.  The primary aim of the graduate program is to train scholars and professionals to make substantive contributions to society in roles as scientists, educators, and managers. The department specializes in urban geography, economic geography, medical geography, energy geography, fluvial geomorphology, climatology, meteorology, natural hazards, soil science, biogeography, environmental management, and Geographic Information Science.

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

If you are interested in applying for admission to the graduate program in Geography make certain that your interests are aligned with those of  current faculty.  You might also want to look at the titles of recent Theses and Dissertations. You are encouraged to contact professors directly if you are interested in learning about their availability to accept new graduate students and to learn about their research activities and academic interests.

Apply to the Program

You will find information about applying to the program, financial aid, and important deadlines

Current Students

Prospective Students

If you are currently enrolled as a graduate student in the Department of Geography you will find important departmental and University deadlines, forms, and information.

Graduate GIA Certificate

Prospective Students

The Graduate Geographic Information Analysis (GIA) certificate offers students in all disciplines the opportunity to pursue an advanced education in geographic information analysis, GIS, mapping science and applications.

Graduate Coordinator Ryan James