Funded MS or PhD students in Human-Environment Interactions

A limited number of teaching and research assistantships are available to students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in GIS, starting in the Fall of 2018, at UT-Dallas (  Our GIS program is a unique multidisciplinary program in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences (EPPS). UT-Dallas organizes academic units in a hierarchy of schools and programs. Although this organization hierarchy is similar to the conventional colleges and departments, schools and programs give more flexibility than the conventional organization for faculty and students to participate across disciplinary boundaries, and thus promotes interdisciplinary research and education. Our GIS research and education focuses on spatial data analytics. Key topics include spatial statistics, spatial analysis, spatial modeling, remote sensing, and spatial econometrics.  Besides GIS, the School of EPPS houses criminology, economics, political science, sociology, public policy, public & non-profit management, and social data analytics and research. Ph.D. students may choose any subject area of interest to develop and apply GIS methods in their research. Our Ph.D. degree can be joint with Computer Science in the Engineering School or Geoscience in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics School, so students who meet course pre-requisites can choose computer science courses or geoscience courses to fulfill prescribed elective requirements.

UT-Dallas is located in the heart of north-central Texas, which has a vibrant economy supported by more than 21 Fortune 500 companies located across the DFW Metroplex. Forbes ranked Dallas, TX #10 among the best US places for business and careers in 2017. Most of our students obtained paid summer internships with companies and government agencies. To accommodate students with full-time jobs, many of our courses are offered during evening hours.

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We are unable to take action on admissions until we have received a formal completed application, including GRE scores and transcripts. Ph.D. applicants should pay particular attention to the “personal statement,” and follow the guidelines at