Prospective Graduate Students

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Where will a graduate degree in geography take you?

Pretty much anywhere you would like to go.

UC Geography faculty encourage their graduate students to take a diverse array of courses on, pursue and publish cutting edge research, and attend national and international conferences. By fully engaging in our department's research oriented environment, students gain the skills and professional network necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

Alumni from our department have gone on to pursue successful careers in academia, government and industry.

For more information about our program, contact our graduate advisor Kevin Raleigh, or browse our faculty directory and contact a professor with research interests that align with your own. Additionally, browse through the graduate program website to learn more about application information, funding opportunities, and graduate school requirements.

FAQ for Applying to the Geography Graduate Program

  1. How do I apply to the geography graduate program? Where is the application website?
  2. Where can I find the instructions on how to complete the on-line application?
  3. What documents are required for applying to the geography graduate program?
  4. How do I submit transcripts?
  5. Do I need to submit TOEFL scores? If so, how do I submit TOEFL scores?
  6. How do I submit GRE scores?
  7. Do I have to submit writing samples?
  8. Do I have to submit my CV? What components should be included in the Statement of Purpose?
  9. How many recommendation letters are required? How are recommendation letters submitted?
  10. Should I communicate with University of Cincinnati faculty about my application?
  11. What are the application deadlines?
  12. What are the minimum admission criteria?
  13. What types of financial support are available? How will the financial support decisions be made?
  14. What is the application fee? How can I pay for the application fee?
  15. What should I do after submission of my online application?
  16. What feedback information does the applicant receive after the online application is submitted?
  17. Can you help me to arrange a campus visit?
  18. How can I check my application status?

Student Accomplishments

Shujie Wang: 1st author, 2016 publication acceptance in Geophysical Research Letter.

Song Shu: Graduate School Dean's Fellowship 2016-2017.

Jacek Niesterowicz: Geocomputation 2015 Best Paper Award in the recent Geocomputation 2015 conference

Song Shu: first place in the 2015 AAG Cryosphere Specialty Group R.S. Tarr Student Illustrated Paper Competition

Shujie Wang: second place in 2015 AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group/Cartography/GIS Student Illustrated Paper Competition.

Shujie Wang: Graduate School Dean’s fellowship 2015-2016.

Shujie Wang: first place in 2014 AAG Cryosphere Specialty Group R.S. Tarr Student Illustrated Paper Competition.

Daniel Schleith - 1st author, 2014 proceedings acceptance at the Nat. Acad. of Science's Transportation Research Board Conference.

Jeff Brewer: NSF doctoral dissertation improvement grant 2014.

Jacek Niesterowicz - 1st author, 2013 publication acceptance in "Journal of Applied Geography"

Alumni Highlights

Qiusheng Wu (PhD, GIS/RS, 2015), Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton

Nathan Wessel (MA, GIS/RS, 2015), PhD student, University of Toronto

Shengan Zhen (MA, GIS/RS, 2015), PhD student, UCLA

Andrew Rettig (MA, GIS/RS, 2014) - Assistant Professor,University of Dayton

Yu Sun (PhD, Environment, 2014) – Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia

Deborah Johnson (PhD, Human, 2014) – Adjunct Assistant Professor, Northern Kentucky University

Andrew Miller (PhD '10) - Assistant Professor, Saginaw Valley State University

Ezgi Akpinar (PhD '10) - Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University