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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Geography

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Geography is located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD)
Master of Arts (MA) Geography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Transportation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cognitive science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Global studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative methods in the social sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Technology and society

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative scores above 1100 in old scoring system or 301 in new scoring system)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative scores above 1100 in old scoring system or 301 in new scoring system)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
1 quarter of teaching assistantship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

113
Applied
15
Accepted
8
Enrolled
13%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative scores above 1100 in old scoring system or 301 in new scoring system)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative scores above 1100 in old scoring system or 301 in new scoring system)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

68
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American 1.47%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.47%
Asian 4.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.94%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 10.29%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 12
Male (29)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Earth system science; human environment relations; modeling, measurement, and computation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,201,259

Location & Contact

Address 1832 Ellison Hall
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-4060
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel R. Montello
Professor/Chair
Email: montello@geog.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-8536
Fax: 805-893-2578