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Doctor’s Degrees in Geography & Cartography

280 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 66 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in geography. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 12% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 31.1% of geography graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Geography Majors

In 2018-2019, 280 earned their doctor's degree in geography. This earns it the #76 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in geography at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,690
Master’s Degree 1,192
Basic Certificate 1,050
Graduate Certificate 827
Associate’s Degree 339
Undergraduate Certificate 295
Doctor’s Degree 280

Earnings of Geography Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for geography majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for geography students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in geography. About 52.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 147
Women 133
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Geography

The racial-ethnic distribution of geography doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 143
International Students 87
Other Races/Ethnicities 20
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geography Doctor's Degree Students

There are 66 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in geography. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
18 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Barbara tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 26,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their doctor's degree in geography from UCSB. About 72% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Colorado Boulder comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in geography. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,826 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 doctor's degrees were handed out to geography majors at CU - Boulder.

11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their doctor's degree in geography from Louisiana State University. Of these students, 36% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Arizona is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in geography. Each year, around 44,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in geography from University of Arizona.

9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in geography. Each year, around 53,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

The geography program at Arizona State University - Tempe awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas State University. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,751 per year.

The geography program at Texas State University awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 44% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in geography. Roughly 91,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

The geography program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Maryland - College Park. Roughly 40,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to geography majors at UMCP. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Los Angeles. Roughly 44,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The geography program at University of California - Los Angeles awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is West Virginia University. Each year, around 26,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,134 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in geography from WVU. Of these students, 38% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Kansas. Each year, around 27,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in geography from KU. Of these students, 38% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
8 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to geography majors at UW - Madison. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in geography from UIUC.

#13

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

University at Buffalo comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in geography. Each year, around 31,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The geography program at University at Buffalo awarded 7 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for geography majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Roughly 29,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,468 per year.

The geography program at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville awarded 7 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in geography. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to geography majors at UGA. Of these students, 43% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Oregon is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in geography. Roughly 22,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in geography from UO.

#17

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The University of Texas at Dallas comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in geography. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to geography majors at UT Dallas.

#17

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in geography. Roughly 51,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The geography program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

Kent State University at Kent comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in geography. Roughly 27,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to geography majors at Kent State.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to geography that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Economics 1,225
Political Science & Government 783
Sociology 626
Anthropology 542
International Relations & Security 70

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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