College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

About This Program

The Ph.D. degree in Geography provides specialized training and inquiry into contemporary problems in geography.

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Calibration technologists and technicians and engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other

  • 2.1% slower than the average
  • 91,600 number of jobs
  • $64,190 potential earnings


  • -1.2% decline
  • 1,600 number of jobs
  • $85,430 potential earnings

Geography teachers, postsecondary

  • 2.9% slower than the average
  • 4,800 number of jobs
  • $82,330 potential earnings

Surveying and mapping technicians

  • 0.7% little or no change
  • 58,400 number of jobs
  • $46,200 potential earnings

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.