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Students gain advanced knowledge of the spatial interactions between humans and the biophysical environment, including landscape change; sustainable resource management; human and physical geography; domestication and geographical dispersal of plants and animals; biogeography and climate change; acculturation of indigenous peoples and immigrants; indigenous agrosystems; women in development; and medical-nutritional geography. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in the acquisition, analysis and synthesis of geographic information.


Program Address

Department of Human Ecology
133 Hunt Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-4119
(530) 752-3677

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 15, 2020
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan I
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Human Ecology
  • 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2023

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2019 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: General
  • Human Ecology
  • 09/01/2019 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Human Ecology
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: General
  • Environmental Science & Policy
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: General
  • Human Ecology
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2021

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies