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PhD Program

The PhD program in Geography, Planning and Design encompasses the social, environmental, and spatial sciences and reflects our commitment to collaboration and integration across traditional academic disciplines.


  • Environmental Science Education​ : The Environmental Science Education graduate certificate is intended to leverage disciplinary scholarship in environmental science as well as education, and to capitalize on a growing demand for pedagogical content knowledge that translates into and supports careers.
  • Geographic Information Science (GISci) Certificate​ : The focus of this certificate is on a broad array of geotechniques, including geographic information systems, remote sensing, cartography, and statistics​.
  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate​ The goal of this certificate is to provide students advanced training in sustainable urban agriculture through the integration of classroom study and field-based practicum conducted at the department’s field research station.