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Geography

Program Summary

The Ph.D. in geography builds upon independent learning and critical thought through research, application and teaching. This is a highly individualized degree where students can concentrate on a specific area of focus and work closely with faculty to identify research that aligns with their career goals.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Geography

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Physical and Environmental Geography
  • Specialization in Climatology
  • Specialization in Urban and Economic Geography
  • Specialization in GIS/Spatial Analysis

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 October 1
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences
Davis Hall, Room 118
Program website
815-753-0631

Director of Graduate Studies:
Ryan James
rjames1@niu.edu
815-753-0059

Application Contact:
Dawn Sibley
dsibley@niu.edu
815-753-0633

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