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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Geography

Offered by: Geography     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The doctoral degree in Geography includes the successful completion of the comprehensive examination, a thesis based on original research and coursework chosen in collaboration with the student’s supervisor and/or research committee. The main elements of the Ph.D. are the thesis and comprehensive examination, a required Methods of Geographical Research course (3 credits), and a minimum of two complementary courses (6 credits). The Ph.D. in Geography also includes several options.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • GEOG 631 Methods of Geographical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Geography : General research seminar in human and physical geography.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Oliver T Coomes (Fall) Oliver T Coomes (Winter)

  • GEOG 700 Comprehensive Examination 1

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Geography : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • GEOG 701 Comprehensive Examination 2

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Geography : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • GEOG 702 Comprehensive Examination 3

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Geography : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Complementary Courses

Two courses at the 500, 600, or 700 level selected according to guidelines of the Department.

Faculty of Science—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)