PhD in Geography

A faculty of international reputation offers students opportunities to pursue doctoral research. 33 credits of courses are required, the comprehensive examination (written and oral components), dissertation proposal, and dissertation defense. Applications and automatic consideration for funding support from the Department of Geography for Fall 2017 is now OPEN (click here) and will close March 1, 2017. Minimum qualifications to apply to the PhD program are: (i) bachelors degree (GPA over 3.0) and (ii) GRE of at least 144 (Quant) and 153 (Verbal). Current funding for qualified students is $17,000 per year plus all tuition credits (students are liable for FSU fees).

Students must attain at least a B in required classes, and B- in electives. List of required classes:

GEO5058 Survey of Geographic Thought (3 credits) Fall Semester Year 1

GEO5118C Geographic Research (3 credits) Fall Semester Year 2

GEO5165C Quantitative Geography (3 credits) OR GEO5934 Qualitative Geography (3 credits) Fall/Spring Semester Year 1

GEO6093 Professional Development Geography (3 credits) Spring Semester Year 2 or 3

For more information contact Graduate Program Director: Victor Mesev ( 850-645-2498

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