Ph.D. Program

Program inception: Fall 2007

Required Courses - Credits

GEOG 700 – History and Nature of Geography - 3 credits
GEOG 702 - Professional Development - 3 credits
Choose TWO of the following seminar courses:
700 Level Seminars (physical) - 3 credits
700 Level Seminars (cultural) - 3 credits
700 Level Seminars (human/enviroment interactions) - 3 credits
Methods courses - 6 credits
Electives - 3 credits
GEOG 690 – Colloquium - 2 credits
GEOG 795R – Comprehensive Examination (S/U) - 1 credits
GEOG 799 – Dissertation - 24 credits
Masters degree courses - 24 credits

Total - 72 credits

All other requirements are specified in the Graduate School section of the University Catalog.

 

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013 for Fall 2013 semester

Materials to be submitted to the Graduate School:

  1. Completed graduate admission application form (with fees) – this must be submitted electronically.
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  2. Official copy of GRE scores
  3. Official college transcripts (a Master's degree in Geography or a related discipline is required)

 

Materials to be submitted directly to Department Graduate Program Director:

  1. One to two page statement of purpose and goals
  2. Three sealed recommendation letters

 

Dr. Jill Heaton

Graduate Program Director
Department of Geography / 0154
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557-0154
Phone: (775) 784-8056
Email: jheaton@unr.edu