Transfer from Masters to Ph.D. would be considered in exceptional circumstances after the completion of the first year of course work.

Degree Requirements

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • a comprehensive exam within 16 months of admission
  • students must conduct a needs assessment in the first 4 months
  • students must have an approved research proposal within 16 months of admission

A minimum of 18 credit units of work, including the following:

  • GEOG 803.3
  • GEOG 990.0
  • GEOG 996.0