GRADUATE STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHY & ANTHROPOLOGY
We offer an MA in Anthropology, MA and MS degrees in Geography, and a PhD in
Geography. Students earning a PhD in Geography have the opportunity to
develop a concentration in Anthropology.
GRADUATE PROGRAM STRENGTHS
* Coastal, Climate, & Historical Geography
* Landscapes, Environments, Mobility
* Historical Archaeology & Material Culture
* African Diaspora & Atlantic Studies: Louisiana, Latin America, Caribbean
* Public Anthropology & Folklore:
* Cultural Heritage, Identity, Performance
* Biological & Forensic Anthropology
* Prehistory of the Americas:
* Southeast US, Mesoamerica, & Andes
* Urban Studies
* Geospatial analysis
RECRUITMENT AND FUNDING OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
G & A Currently funds 17 students through Departmental Teaching
Assistantships. Many additional Graduate Assistantships are funded through
research grants funded by the NSF, NOAA, MMS, EDA, and others. Others are
funded by allied units in the university.
We seek highly qualified students who will contribute to expanding the
diversity of the disciplines of Geography and Anthropology. Huel Perkins
Fellowships support recruitment of highly qualified PhD students from
communities underrepresented in their field. The Pruitt Fellowship supports
the advancement of women in Masters and PhD Program Geography
Graduate Student Conference Travel Award provides an additional $100 for travel for graduate students who are presenting papers at a conference and have secured approval and funding formt he Graduate School. More information on how to apply can be found on their website: Grad Student Conference Travel
Graduate Student Travel Awatd provdies financial support to qulified graduate students who attend professional conferences to present the results of their research. The forms and more information can be found on their website: Graduate Student Travel Award
GRADUATE STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Publications: Our grads have published 8 articles and 3 books in the last
Grants & Awards: NSF Dissertation Grant (5); NSF Fellowship; Sigma Chi
Grant (2); LSU Dissertation Year Writing Grants (3), Huel Perkins
Fellowship; NSERC Fellowship; AAG Nystrom Dissertation Prize; McColl
Fellowship; Pioneer America Paper Prize; Viking Society Travel Award; Latin
American Geographers Award; Carinthia International Research Grant; Women in
Transportation Scholarship; Imagining America PAGE Fellowship; Minority
Health International Research Training Grant.
International Conferences: Dublin, Ireland; Toronto; Salzburg, Austria;
Grenada, Nicaragua, Vancouver, Belize City, Belize.
International Research Austria, Barbuda, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada,
China, Faroe Islands, France, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Kenya, Mexico,
Newfoundland, Panama, Peru, Somalia, Uganda.
Hurricane Recovery: FEMA, LDRF, PolicyLink, LA Dept of Culture, Recreation,
and Tourism, and the non-profit sector.
Public Sector Work: public health, criminal justice, environment, community
development, urban planning, arts, cultural heritage, preservation and
cultural resource management.
Our PhD graduates are now working in top PhD granting departments in the
country. Others work in public service, in the private sector, and in the
NGO/non-profit sector, including USGS, FEMA, EPA, DEQ, FEMA, FBI, NPS, LDFR,
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, and LA Governor¹s
Current G&A Graduate Student Research
CLICK HERE to download the 2009 Graduate Student Manual.
HOW TO APPLY
Graduate Student Forms to download:
Form 1: Personal Data Sheet
Form 1a: Semester Update
Form 2: Annual Evaluation
Form 3: Advisory Committee
Form 4: Assistantship Application
Form 5: Methods
Form 6: Foreign Language Study
Form 7: Geography Masters
Form 8: Proposed Research
Form 9: Masters Exam
Form 10: Diploma (Masters)
Form 11a: Geography Ph.D.
Form 11b: Doctoral Guidelines
Form 12: Doctoral Exam
Form 13: Diploma (Ph.D)
Form 14: Change Advisor Committee
Form 15: Change Program Study Doctoral
Form 16: Application Degree Diploma
Template for Thesis or Dissertation Announcement Fliers
Links to jobs and careers
Graduate Director: Barry Keim
(225) 578-6170 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Secretary: Dana Sanders
(225) 578-6246 / email@example.com
For further information on the graduate programs in both geography and anthropology - including the master's and doctoral examinations, steps toward master's and doctoral degrees, and other information not given here - please contact the Department of Geography and Anthropology's Graduate Office. Students are also encouraged to visit the LSU Graduate School for general graduate regulations and information.
In addition, students are invited to speak to any faculty member involving classes and specialties.
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