Funded graduate student positions at the University of Oklahoma

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma is currently recruiting MA, MS, and PhD students for Fall 2022. Competitive funding packages are available and include a tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance.

Our interests and expertise
With nearly two dozen faculty and more than 100 graduate students, our expertise on the physical and humanized Earth ranges from computational and field-based science to critical-theoretical and geohumanities perspectives. We have active research programs in applied climatology; biogeography; climate change and variability; conservation biology; cultural geography; demography; environmental justice; geopolitics; geospatial analysis; GIS; green community entrepreneurship; historical geography; health geography; hydrology and watershed processes; Indigenous geographies; location modeling; LULC change modeling; media geographies; natural hazards; political geography and political ecology; remote sensing; renewable energy; socio-ecological systems; socio-technical systems; spatial optimization; sustainability of energy and water systems; time geography and animal movements; transportation geography; urban sustainability, planning and studies; and water resources.

How we fund our students
We offer Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) on funded research projects, and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) that support undergraduate and graduate learning across a wide range of departmental courses. Our students are also competitive for University Fellowships, which supplement GRA and GTA funding. Multiple fellowships are available, including those that support low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students: https://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/funding/fellowships

Graduate Research Assistantships: Available GRA positions and instructions on how to apply are detailed here: https://tinyurl.com/2he4ydjk

Graduate Teaching Assistantships: Students interested in a GTA may indicate their interest on their application and should identify a faculty member who could serve as their research advisor. GTA responsibilities vary by course but may include grading and instruction of lab sections.

Life in Norman, Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation. Norman is a vibrant university town of around 128,000 inhabitants with a growing entertainment and art scene. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best places to live” rankings. Within an easy commute, Oklahoma City features a dynamic economy and outstanding cultural venues adding to the region’s growing appeal.

How to apply
The deadline for full consideration is January 15, 2022. For more information, visit https://www.ou.edu/ags/geography/degree-programs/graduate-program/prospective-graduate-students

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