Best universities offering the PhD in Geography degree programs:

Swansea University (UK)
- It offers the PhD in Geography degree. Assessment is normally through a combination of examination and course work.
- The Department of Geography, part of the School of the Environment and Society, received a Grade 4 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, and ‘Excellent’ in the last Teaching Quality Audit. It is one of the largest geography departments in the UK and the largest within the University of Wales.

The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
- The Ph.D. Degree in Geography is primarily targeted towards a thesis based on original research of high academic calibre.
- The Department of Geography has excellent research, analytical and computing facilities. UWO has been ranked among the world's top 200 universities by THE-QS World University Rankings.

Clark University (US)
- It offers the Ph.D. in Geography degree. The program offers a strong emphasis in both qualitative and quantitative analysis and the option to combine both in a research project.
- The University's graduate students have received grants and fellowships from institutions such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Social Sciences Research Council and the Fulbright Foundation.
- Consistently ranked as one of the top-ten graduate programs by the National Research Council.

San Diego State University (US)
- SDSU Geography Joint Doctoral Program is ranked 7th in the United States as reported by the “The Chronicle of Higher Education” in 2007. Other schools ranked in the top 10 of geography PhD awarding departments include: University of California, Los Angeles (1st), University of California, Santa Barbara (2nd), University of California, Berkeley (3rd), Ohio State University (4th), University of Colorado, Boulder (5th), UNC, Chapel Hill (6th), University of Illinois, UC (8th), Cornell University (9th), Texas A&M (10th).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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