2020-2021 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Geography

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Geography


APPLYING

After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2019

Admission Limited to

Fall

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General (optional for international applicants)

Letters of Recommendation

3, academic or professional

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose.

Applicants are normally expected to have a bachelor's degree in geography or in a related field. A minimum 3.3 grade-point average is required (attention is given to junior and senior years in the major).

Applicants holding master's degrees are expected to have at least a 3.5 grade-point average in graduate work

Applicants are expected to have acceptable GRE scores (optional for international students). Strong letters evaluating past academic and/or professional performance and indicating potential for high achievement in graduate studies must be submitted. Exceptions to these guidelines may be considered for students whose records show other indications of unusual promise.

Ph.D.: In addition to requirements listed above, applicants are usually required to hold a master's degree with at least a 3.5 grade-point average, and must submit evidence of substantive research in the form of a published paper, thesis chapter, or equivalent documentation. Exceptions to these guidelines may be considered for students whose records show other indications of unusual promise.

Applicants must also provide a writing sample as evidence of their ability to conduct substantive research and to articulate ideas clearly in writing. Those holding an M.A. or equivalent degree should submit a single-authored published paper, a thesis chapter or equivalent.

Exceptions to these guidelines may be considered for those whose records show other indications of unusual promise.

The department requires specific agreement from a faculty member to act as initial or interim adviser before admission is recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential faculty advisers before submitting the application.

Program Name

Geography

Leading to the
degree of

M.A., Ph.D.

Admits only Ph.D. applicants, although students holding only a bachelor's may be awarded the M.A. en route to the Ph.D.

Major Code

0396

Address

1255 Bunche Hall
Box 951524
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1524

Phone

(310) 825-1071

Email

gradapps@geog.ucla.edu

Website

www.geog.ucla.edu