Doctoral Program in Geography
The Clark Advantage
Established in 1921, the Graduate School of Geography at Clark is internationally renowned for innovative scholarship and is an acknowledged leader in the field. Consistently ranked as one of the top-ten graduate programs by the National Research Council, Clark Geography enables graduate students to train with top professionals and participate in a world-class research community. Furthermore, having awarded more Ph.D.s than any other geography program in the U.S., Clark Geography has a reputation for training future leaders in the field. Read more about Clark's tradition of pioneering geographic scholarship.
Our Close-Knit Community
The Graduate School seeks talented students with diverse backgrounds who can contribute to the atmosphere of innovation and collaboration that defines Clark Geography. The intimate atmosphere of a small urban university fosters close faculty-student relationships that are a key component of graduate study at Clark. The program offers a strong emphasis in both qualitative and quantitative analysis and the option to combine both in a research project.
Areas of Study
Our objective is to produce scholars and other professionals whose research and pedagogy are path-breaking. We intend our students to contribute significantly to research and application in one of four main geography foci:
Nature-Society · Urban-Economic · Geographic Information Science · Earth System Science
Within these foci we encourage an education of excellence and innovation across a number of areas of specialization:
- Climate change
- Economy and culture of cities
- Ecosystem ecology
- Environment and development
- Feminist geography
- Forest ecology