Geography - Geographic Information Sciences

This program of professional and scientific education is intended to enhance abilities in data handling, analysis, and graphic communication of simple and complex geographic data and information. Intended for those students with an undergraduate degree in Geography or a closely related discipline, this degree covers a broad range of theories and current practices in the discipline. In addition, students learn to apply GIScience theories and concepts to everyday problems in human geography and urban planning.


Admission Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Application Deadline

Applications to the master's degree program in Geography-Geographic Information Sciences are accepted on a rolling basis.


Additional Information

A Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences also is available.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process! it is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.