Thanks for your interest in UNC Geography and in my research. I welcome inquires from prospective graduate students and am always looking for smart, motivated new students. There are a couple of things that will get our interaction off to a good start. First, please feel free to contact me by email with a subject line something along the lines of: Prospective Student for Fall 20XX. In the email, please include the following items:
*A brief description of your research interests and qualifications for graduate studies; this should be roughly 2-3 paragraphs.
*A brief note about why are you are considering graduate studies at this time.
*A writing sample if you have one. Good examples are journal articles, policy reports from a current job, or a chapter of a thesis.
*Also feel free to raise questions that you might have about the program.
From here, if it looks like we might be a good match, we can arrange to talk by phone or skype and get into more detail. I look forward to hearing from you!