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University of Utah

Department of Geography

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Geography is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography
Master of Science (MS) Geographic information science
Master of Science (MS) Geography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (except for MS in geographic information science)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Portfolio defense, capstone class

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

52
Applied
36
Accepted
17
Enrolled
69%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (except for MS in geographic information science)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 7
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 20
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.32%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.89%
Two or more races 1.89%
Unknown 5.66%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 1
Male (13)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban-economic geography, earth system science, geographic information science and remote sensing, paleoenvironmental studies, hazards
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,042,646

Location & Contact

Address 260 Central Campus Drive
Rm 4625
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Dr. Philip E. Dennison
epartment Chair
Email: dennison@geog.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-8218
Fax: 801-585-5081

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