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Thank you for considering Geography and Environment at UNC-Chapel Hill for your graduate education. Prospective MA and PhD students in Geography and Environment will find information on the application process under How to apply. All applications for Fall 2025 are due 10 December 2024.

Making contact with possible Faculty mentors is a crucial step in finding out if our Department is a good fit for you. We also encourage you to browse the interests of our Current Students and the career paths of our recent graduates (coming soon). If you are interested in a (virtual) campus visit, we would be delighted to meet you, answer any questions, and arrange a departmental tour. We encourage you to contact faculty members independently but may be able to assist with making those arrangements.

We are always excited to bring outstanding graduate students to Geography and Environment at Carolina.  Admission to our program is highly competitive, with a primary focus on students pursuing the PhD who enter the program with or without an MA.  Keep in mind that many students come to our program without a geography and environment degree. Applicants who are considering applying to the terminal MA program (rather than the MA/PhD program) are encouraged to consider this carefully and discuss with their prospective faculty sponsor(s) prior to submitting their applications.

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