Doctoral programs in geography in the United States

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This short intervention provides a snap shot of key concerns, developments, and challenges in the doctoral programs currently provided by Geography Departments in universities in the United States. It profiles overarching trends in recruitment and graduations, charts the standard routes students navigate through, documents the ever more systematic effort to provide greater professionalization for students and reflects upon the ramifications of the economic recession for doctoral students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 8 2015

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  • Geography
  • PhD
  • Professionalization
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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