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34 PhD Programs in Geographic Sciences

With a Ph.D., individuals have access to a more advanced job market, greater career opportunities, and the ability to make more money in their career than individuals without an advanced degree. So just what is a Ph.D. in Geography? Students must have first earned a bachelor’s degree and possibly a master’s degree before earning their doctorate. A Ph.D. can be earned in about four to s… Read more

With a Ph.D., individuals have access to a more advanced job market, greater career opportunities, and the ability to make more money in their career than individuals without an advanced degree.

So just what is a Ph.D. in Geography? Students must have first earned a bachelor’s degree and possibly a master’s degree before earning their doctorate. A Ph.D. can be earned in about four to six years, depending on the amount of time students are able to devote to their studies and if they are able to pass the necessary courses on time. Courses cover topics such as maps, theories and methods in geography, cultural and political geography, and research and analysis of geographical information. Students may be able to focus their geography degree on human geography, cartography, urban geography, or physical geography, among others.

There are several reasons why individuals may want to earn a Ph.D. in Geography. Students can improve their basic job skills, such as reading and writing, while also gaining a wealth of knowledge in their field and hands-on experience under the tutelage of experienced instructors.

The cost to earn a doctorate degree can vary depending on a variety of factors, including any previously earned higher education credits, the country of school, and the length of the academic program. Prospective students should contact schools about tuition, fees and scholarship opportunities.

Individuals who graduate with a Ph.D. in Geography often have a multitude of career choices available to them. Some graduates choose to work as city planners, others may find employment with environmental organizations, and still others may decide to become travel guides. Many graduates also choose to return to academia and join the faculty at an academic institution teaching classes in geography or other related fields.

Earning your Ph.D. can lead to a successful and profitable career in geography. To start earning your doctoral degree, first search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Doctoral Program in History, Geography and History of Art, aims to complete the training needs of doctoral students, their methodological updating and initiation to resear ... +

The Doctoral Program in History, Geography and History of Art, aims to complete the training needs of doctoral students, their methodological updating and initiation to research through the completion of the Doctoral Thesis. Doctoral students are offered training that enables them to carry out basic and applied research. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
Oct 2021
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The awarded degree, in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program, is "Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences”. The study plan for the Ph.D. Program in Geo ... +

The awarded degree, in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program, is "Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences”. The study plan for the Ph.D. Program in Geosciences shall consist of a total of at least 54 credit hours. The Ph.D. students must complete all degree requirements in a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters after matriculation. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
31 Dec 2021
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The research programme of this doctoral programme should study the physical environment while examining geology. The deepening should concern the exploration of the origin, st ... +

The research programme of this doctoral programme should study the physical environment while examining geology. The deepening should concern the exploration of the origin, structure and composition of minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 

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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)
Belfast, United Kingdom

The research undertaken within Geography falls under two interdisciplinary Research Clusters; Environmental Change & Resilience (ECR) and Culture & Society (C&S). ... +

The research undertaken within Geography falls under two interdisciplinary Research Clusters; Environmental Change & Resilience (ECR) and Culture & Society (C&S). Physical Geography-related projects focus on themes such as long-term landscape and environmental change, the resilience of ecosystems, environmental change impacts on heritage structures, and analysis of contaminated lands. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Bengali
Campus
 
Pavol Jozef Safarik University Faculty of Science
Košice, Slovakia

Our doctoral program in Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (GIS & RS) links to the research and education expertise of the Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Pavol ... +

Our doctoral program in Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (GIS & RS) links to the research and education expertise of the Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. The academic personnel and technology infrastructure of the Institute of Geography provides very favorable conditions to support the GIS & RS study. The ongoing and past research projects and published results provide evidence of our know-how and its scientific relevance. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, USA

The mission of the Ph.D. in Geospatial Information Sciences degree program is to cultivate innovative researchers capable of advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the geospa ... +

The mission of the Ph.D. in Geospatial Information Sciences degree program is to cultivate innovative researchers capable of advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the geospatial information sciences through improved theories, new technologies, innovative methodologies, sophisticated quantitative analyses, and integrative applications. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
China University of Petroleum
Beijing, China

Geology is a program that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of earth, mutual interactions between earths and the history of the evolution ... +

Geology is a program that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of earth, mutual interactions between earths and the history of the evolution of earth. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
Chinese
Sep 2022
30 May 2022
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

Cartography, Geoinformatics and remote sensing are separate fields of science, which engage in the creation of whole classes of localization character, communication-informati ... +

Cartography, Geoinformatics and remote sensing are separate fields of science, which engage in the creation of whole classes of localization character, communication-information and recognition models. The scientific branch includes general cartography, theoretic cartography, history of cartography, cartographic informatics and modeling, analyses and creation of maps and atlases, cartographic technology, geographic information systems and remote sensing (RS). -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Geography is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of g ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Geography is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of geography. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Prague, Czech Republic

The program "Geometry, Topology, and Global Analysis" offers to students a broad and deep knowledge in the selected areas. The aim is to train the students to be able to learn ... +

The program "Geometry, Topology, and Global Analysis" offers to students a broad and deep knowledge in the selected areas. The aim is to train the students to be able to learn and use new scientific achievements, mathematical methods and theories, independently develop and apply them, and present the results at international conferences and meetings. The program prepares students to pursue an academic career at universities, scientific institutes, and also in companies and firms having applied research and development branches. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Palapye, Botswana

PhD Thesis Research in Geological Sciences

PhD Thesis Research in Geological Sciences -
PhD
English
Campus
 
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a ran ... +

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University Oradea
Oradea, Romania

The University of Oradea offers the opportunity to continue academic studies at the doctoral level in 18 fields, namely: Philology, Theology, Geography, History, Sociology, Me ... +

The University of Oradea offers the opportunity to continue academic studies at the doctoral level in 18 fields, namely: Philology, Theology, Geography, History, Sociology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Agronomy, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering and Management, Mathematics, Electronic Engineering Telecommunications and Information Technologies. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Novi Sad
Novi Sad, Serbia

The purpose of the PhD in Geosciences (Geography) study programme is the development of science and education of professionals competent to do original and independent researc ... +

The purpose of the PhD in Geosciences (Geography) study programme is the development of science and education of professionals competent to do original and independent research and develop new technologies and procedures, thus contributing to the advancement of society in general, as well as to critically assess research of others in the field of Geosciences, i.e. Geography. -
PhD
Serbian
Campus
 
Tver State Technical University
Tver, Russia

The Tver region has developed infrastructure in mining, several research institutes, and educational institutions of higher professional education. She feels the need to provi ... +

The Tver region has developed infrastructure in mining, several research institutes, and educational institutions of higher professional education. She feels the need to provide the labour market with highly qualified personnel (with the scientific degree of candidate and doctor of science) trained to work in the rapidly developing modern fields of education, science, and industry. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Russian
Campus