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Graduate Program

Graduate students in the Department of Geography and Environment at UNC-Chapel Hill benefit from a collegial and interdisciplinary environment, participation in our externally-funded research programs, and opportunities for involvement in teaching and departmental governance. We offer both MA and PhD degrees, with a primary focus on students pursuing the PhD who enter the program with or without an MA.  Areas of concentration in our diverse and dynamic department include: Earth & EnvironmentGeographic Information Sciences & GeovisualizationCulture, Society & SpaceGlobalization & International Development; and Nature & Society.

A link to the graduate school handbook.

Prospective Graduate Students


Current Graduate Students


Further questions can be directed to Dr. Clark Gray, Director of Graduate Studies, at