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Texas State University

Doctoral Program in Geography

San Marcos, TX

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Overview

Texas State University / Doctoral Program in Geography is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20
Applied
13
Accepted
12
Enrolled
65%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam Official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate and master's degrees in related field from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.5 in completed graduate course work, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, curriculum vitae or resume, completion of master's thesis or demonstrated evidence of scholarly research and writing

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$19,079
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.33%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.33%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Artic Change and Cryosphere-Climate Interations; Natural and Environmental Hazards; Latin American Population Migration; Geomorphology and Biogeography; Sub-Saharan Africa; Human Environmental Relations; Environmental Change and Management; Digital Terrain Analysis; River Basin managment; Political Ecology; Urban Development and Cultural Geography; Lang use policy and community geography;
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
107,428

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. F. Benjamin Zhan
PhD Program Director
Email: fz01@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-8846
Fax: 512-245-8353

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