Texas Tech University

Graduate Admissions and Advising

Dr. Jeff Lee
Graduate Advisor: Geography

Email: jeff.lee@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8228

Office: 212 Holden Hall

Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

Advising Hours: By appointment

Dr. Jeff Lee


Students interested in the M.S. in Geography or the Ph.D. in Geosciences (geography track) should register their interest at choosegrad.ttu.edu.  The link provides more information about the graduate program as well as a description of the documents required for preparing an application.

Admission to the graduate program in Geography is contingent upon:

1) admission by the Graduate School at Texas Tech and

2) admission by the Department of Geosciences.

To submit an application, please visit the Graduate School admissions portal.

For full consideration, complete applications for fall semester should be received by February 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please email jeff.lee@ttu.edu

Academic Programs

As a discipline, Geography provides a unique framework for understanding our world based on location.  Geography is concerned with where things are located, why they are located where they are, and how it all works together to form a tapestry of human and physical landscapes across the surface of the Earth.  The degree program emphasizes coursework in both the social and physical sciences to provide students with a broad understanding of world's physical environment and the human experience in that world.

Students completing the degree program will have the knowledge, tools and technical skills necessary to understand and address many of the social and environmental problems facing society and the planet at large. This allows students in geography to pursue their interests in a wide variety of topics including social and cultural change, globalization, urbanization, impacts of climate change, natural resource management, natural hazards, food and water security, resilience and sustainability.


The Geography Program maintains a strong commitment to both teaching and research in the major subfields of the discipline.  Major research areas include, but are not limited to, the following.