Ph.D. Assistantships in Geospatial Analytics at NC State University

Center for Geospatial Analytics
Raleigh, North Carolina
$30,000/year + tuition waiver & health insurance
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

Job Details

The interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics at the Center for Geospatial Analytics ( at North Carolina State University is now accepting applications for Fall 2023 enrollment. We expect to admit a cohort of ten students, all with fully funded graduate research assistantships with $30,000 salary, benefits, and tuition waiver, renewable for up to four years.

The application deadline is February 1, 2023.

Our program includes:

    Multidisciplinary advising from over a dozen departments across the university

    Curriculum offering core courses in topics such as remote sensing, geovisualization, and data data mining, as well as discipline-specific electives

    Experiential learning including a professional seminar, conference travel opportunities, and geospatial externship

Our values:

    Prioritizing student mental health and well-being

    Open data and data ethics

    Environmental and social justice

    Collaboration, community and equity

We are especially committed to increasing the representation of students that have been historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education.

The Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State is an internationally recognized hub for interdisciplinary data scientists pushing the boundaries of spatial data science to advance discovery and inform real-world decision-making ( Our work involves deep collaboration with government, industry, and community partners to address environmental and societal challenges.

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to faculty with similar research interests but are not required to secure an advisor prior to admission. We welcome applicants with quantitative and computational backgrounds interested in pushing the boundaries of geospatial analytics and technology from a variety of perspectives, including social and behavioral sciences, natural resources and the environment, computer science, engineering, design, and more.

Additional details and complete application instructions are available at Interested students are encouraged to contact Rachel Kasten, Graduate Services Coordinator ( or 919-515-2800), with any questions.


The Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University is an internationally recognized collaborative hub for interdisciplinary data scientists advancing novel understanding of spatial phenomena and applying new knowledge to grand challenges. Students in the Ph.D. program receive multidisciplinary advising and the opportunity to work with over twenty faculty fellows with diverse expertise from nearly a dozen departments across NC State. Students also engage in experiential learning through an off-campus professional internship.

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Campus Box 7106

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