I am always looking for highly motivated and productive students. Ideal candidates have experience/interest in programming (e.g., Python, Java, R), a solid foundation in mathematics, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Other useful skills may include machine learning, operation research, spatial statistics, and remote sensing. Candidates with experience in heuristic algorithms or high-performance computing are particularly encouraged to apply but are not required.

How to apply

The deadline for full consideration is January 15th annually for U.S. and international applicants seeking admission and assistantship funding for the fall semester. GRE scores are not required. International applicants whose first language is not English needs to present evidence of proficiency in the English Language.

Visit https://www.ou.edu/ags/geography/degree-programs/graduate-program for more information. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Xin (Selena) Feng (selena.feng@ou.edu) and include a resume/cv with expressions of interest.

About the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

With nearly two dozen faculty and more than 50 graduate students, expertise on the physical and humanized earth runs the gamut from technical and field-based science to critical-theoretical and geohumanities perspectives. Here’s some of what we do: applied climatology; biogeography; climate change and variability; conservation biology; cultural geography; geopolitics; geospatial analysis; GIS; green community entrepreneurship; historical geography; human health geography; hydrology and watershed processes; Indigenous geographies; LULC change modeling; media geographies; natural hazards; political geography and political ecology; remote sensing; renewable energy; socio-ecological systems; socio-technical systems; sustainability of energy and water systems; time geography and animal movements; transportation geography; urban sustainability, planning and studies; and water resources.

Life in Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation. Norman is a vibrant university town of around 113,000 inhabitants with a growing entertainment and art scene. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender in the “best place to live” rankings. Within an easy commute, Oklahoma City features a dynamic economy and outstanding cultural venues adding to the region’s growing appeal.