Designed primarily for students pursuing the Ph.D., the principal goal of the graduate program is to produce scholars and scientists able to produce geographical work of the highest quality. The M.A. exists here as a foundation for the Ph.D., and we admit to the M.A. program only those students who have the Ph.D. as their ultimate goal. Graduate students are a core part of the scholarly and scientific community that constitutes the Department. Their research and teaching contributions are regarded as central to its mission.

The UCLA Geography Graduate Program is rated in the top 10 of all US departments by the National Research Council.



Application deadline for Fall is December 15, annually.

Download the Geography graduate student manual.

Standards & Procedures for Graduate Study at UCLA manual.

Admission application and information.

UCLA Student Fees and Tuition.

UCLA Geography faculty and current graduate student pages.

Visiting UCLA.