Ph.D. Program of Study

The Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning can generally be completed in three years. Beyond the core courses, each student will design a program of other courses reflecting their specific research interests, largely from other UGA program offerings, in consultation with a faculty advisor. Doctoral students may also participate in existing CED master’s-level seminars, and through this engagement, enhance the interdisciplinary experience for students in CED’s professional programs. As students transition into their own areas of research, it is expected that they will engage in applied scholarship/research projects with CED and other UGA faculty in areas of interest for both students and faculty.

Year 1
Fall (12 hours) EDES 8020: Research Techniques (3)
EDES 8010: History and Theory (4)
Elective
Elective
Spring (12 hours) EDES 8030: Technology (4)
Research Methods (3)*
Elective
Elective
Year 2
Fall (12 hours) EDES 9020: Analysis and Issues
EDES 9000: Doctoral Research (3)
Elective
Elective
Spring (12 hours) EDES 9000: Doctoral Research (6)
Elective
Elective
Year 3
Fall (12 hours)

 

EDES 9300: Doctoral Dissertation (12)

60 total hours

Summer sessions are open for elective courses or research. 

 

*Research Methods Class:

LAND 6900: Research Strategies (3) – Required for Planning Focus and Landscape Architecture Focus

HIPR 6900: Research Strategies (2) – Required for Historic Preservation Focus

 

Recommended Electives in CED:

EDES 6650 – City Planning (3)

EDES 6660 – Environment and Behavior (3)

HIPR 6030 – Principles and Practices of Historic Preservation (3)

HIPR 6200 – Preservation Law (3)

HIPR 6350 – Building Materials Conservation (4)

HIPR 6460 – Rural Preservation (3)

LAND 6350 – Ecological Landscape Restoration (3)

LAND 6620 – Evolution of American Architecture (3)

LAND 6910 – Independent Project (3)

LAND 6920 – Directed Study in Computer Application (3)

LAND 6570 – Contemporary Landscape Design Theory (3)

LAND 7850 – Landscape Studio (1-4)

PLAN 8420 – Urban Design (3)

EDES 9005 – Independent Seminar

PLAN 8440 – Urban and Regional Transportation (3)

PLAN 8430 – Urban Infrastructure (3)

 

Note that taking elective courses outside the CE+D is accepted, but must be discussed with your major professor.