PhD in Geography

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A faculty of international reputation offers students opportunities to pursue doctoral research. A minimum of 48 graduate credit hours (5000 level or higher) is required, that includes: coursework, the comprehensive examination (written and oral components), dissertation proposal, dissertation hours, and dissertation defense. Window for FALL 2019 admission is now OPEN and priority will be given to applications submitted by 15 January 2019. The application window will close on 1 March 2019.

To apply click here. Please note, FSU Admission is sufficient, and there are no supplementary Departmental forms – make sure the following are submitted: personal statement, CV, university transcripts, writing sample, GRE scores and TOEFL scores (if international), and three letters of recommendation (note, referees are requested from student after application started). If accepted to program the minimum qualifications to be considered for admission and automatic funding support are: (i) bachelors degree and GPA over 3.0 and (ii) GRE of at least 144 (Quant) and 153 (Verbal). Applications from students with lower GPA and GRE scores may also be accepted, but funding may not be available. Students with degrees from ALL subjects are considered equally. Applications from students from the State of Florida, from the rest of the USA, and from the rest of the world are considered EQUALLY. Current funding for qualified students is $18,014 per year (fall and spring) plus all tuition credits (with a possibility of summer teaching for an additional $2,500) (students are liable for FSU fees). Funding for students with a master’s degree is for 4 years, and 5 years for students without a master’s degree. In both cases, funding is conditional on good scholastic standing and available Departmental resources.

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) Fall Semester Year 1 OR GEO6113 Qualitative Geography (3 credits) 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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