Rethinking postgraduate geography education in the USA: Issues and concerns

Kenneth Foote*, Sarah Bednarz, Janice Monk, Michael Solem, Joseph Stoltman

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Postgraduate geography education in the USA is growing and changing. In recent years, the number of postgraduate programs has increased at both the doctoral and master's levels. Interest in improving and reforming doctoral education has increased dramatically both inside and outside geography, and geography has been involved in these reforms. Master's programs in the USA face somewhat different concerns. One difference is that, in some respects, the master's degree is gradually becoming the 'new' bachelor's degree-an entry-level credential for many careers and this has had a number of consequences for the design and redesign of these programs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number641113
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • doctoral education
  • master's education
  • Postgraduate education
  • United States


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