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Ph.D. in Spatial And Earth Sciences

Horseshoe LakeThe Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers an exciting, interdisciplinary doctoral degree in SPATIAL AND EARTH SCIENCES. The program offers advanced studies in geography, geospatial sciences and earth sciences.  Students have a wide range of research topics to choose from, including remote sensing, geographic information science, human geography, dendrochronology, environmental sciences, geoarchaeology, geochemistry, paleoecology, and paleoceanography.  Students can select either a geography or earth science concentration depending on their research interests and career goals. The doctoral program allows for a flexible program of study that can be tailored to a students interests. 


Policies, Guidelines and Procedures
EES PHD Procedures  
GA Award Guidelines


  • Archeology
  • Climatology/Paleoclimatology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Diatoms
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Environmental Science
  • Geobiology
  • Geomorphology
  • GIS/Remote Sensing
  • Latin American Environments
  • Mesoamerican Archaeology
  • Mineral Deposits
  • Oceanography/Paleoceanography
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleolimnology
  • Physical Geography
  • Quaternary Ecology
  • Soils
  • Unmanned Systems


  1. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  2. Statement of Purpose with a clear outline of your research goals and who you are interested in working with
  3. CV or Resume
  4. Transcripts - for transcript quesitons please email admisisons
  5. GRE Test Scores
  6. If applicable English Test scores

Note: Official documents (transcripts, & test scores) are required.

How to Apply
Current Graduate Catalog
Course Listings

Contact Information

For more information about the M.S. Degree contact Jeffery Stone or Suzanne Walters

Department of Earth and Environmental Systems