PhD in Geography

A faculty of international reputation offers students opportunities to pursue doctoral research. 48 credits of courses are required, the comprehensive examination (written and oral components), dissertation proposal, and dissertation defense. Window for Fall 2017 admission is now CLOSED. It will RE-OPEN for Spring 2018 on July 1 and close October 1, 2017 (click here to apply). Minimum qualifications needed to be considered for admission and automatic funding support are: (i) bachelors degree (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 for all semesters. 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 $17,300 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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