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Geographic Information Science

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

M.Sc.
24 months
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60000 USD/year
60000 USD/year
35000 USD/year
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Rapid growth has occurred in the field of geographic information during the last two decades. Stimulated by advances in the collection, storage and analysis of data, a new discipline has emerged - Geographic Information Science

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Overview

Geographic Information Science involves research both on and with spatial technologies including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and the global positioning system (GPS). At the core of Geographic Information Science is the integration of these technologies and their application to problems of spatial analysis. The foundational theory and principles of Geographic Information Science are based in the discipline of Geography. However, virtually all fields (from engineering, to medicine, science, business, social sciences and humanities) are now embracing Geographic Information Science in both theoretical and applied research.

The Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science (MS GIS) integrates a suite of core courses with internship and independent research experiences to provide advanced training in the field of Geographic Information Science and its applications. Students completing the MS GIS will:

  • develop, manage and analyze spatial data using field and laboratory techniques
  • engage the rapidly expanding body of literature devoted to spatial data analysis and the application of geographic technologies
  • apply geographic technologies creatively in real-world settings to answer questions about spatial patterns and processes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Introduction to Geographic Information System
  • Applied Spatial Statistics
  • Computer Cartography and Graphics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements

  • baccalaureate degree in Geography or closely related discipline from an accredited four-year institution
  • undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0)
  • satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
  • either the verbal or quantitative score should be above 160, with the other score above 150
  • statement of interest written by the student outlining reasons for wishing to pursue the MS GIS degree
  • three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • english language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    60000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    60000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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