What will I learn?

Working closely with a dedicated faculty that is recognized nationally and internationally for its research, mentoring and teaching accomplishments, students embark on a journey of professional development that includes research and teaching opportunities. The department also hosts or plays key roles in several international, national and university wide research centres.

Educational Goal

The educational goal of the program is to provide a Ph.D. in Geography through which students will be educated in the process of geographic research, the development of new knowledge, and the application of this research and knowledge to solve problems with spatial dimensions.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (46 hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,600.00 per year
Summer tuition fee: USD $7,710; Given tuition fee is based on 9 hours per semester
Start date

Expected August 2022


Texas State University

601 University Drive,



78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university and master's degree from a regionally accredited university in a field related to the proposed course of study. Minimum 3.5 GPA in all completed graduate course work.

For international students

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university

Master’s degree in geography or a related field from a regionally accredited university

Minimum 3.5 GPA in all completed graduate course work

Completion of a master's thesis or demonstrated evidence of scholarly research and writing

Regular Admission Scores

Official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall

Official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and minimum individual module scores of 6.0

Application deadline: Fall Term - April 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.