Graduate Program

Farrah HallDegrees Offered

The Department of Geography offers the following graduate degree programs:

Also, the department offers a GIS certificate program that enables students to acquire technical and analytical skills.


Within the graduate program, there are four areas of concentration:

For a detailed list of degree requirements, visit the UA Graduate Catalog, or see our Degree Requirements page.

View general course requirements, plus the requirements for each concentration.

Graduate Director Contact information:

Dr. Hongxing Liu  Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: 205-348-2319



Nearly all of our graduate students are funded through Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, and Fellowships. Our assistantships include a full tuition waiver, health insurance, support for conference attendance, and stipends. Stipends typically range from $15,000 to $20,000 from August to May, and additional support may be available during the summer term.

Career Opportunities

The graduate program in geography prepares students to pursue further academic study and to work in a broad range of positions with federal, state, and local governments; environmental consulting firms; private conservation and resource management agencies; and educational institutions.