M.Sc. On Campus

Geographic Information Systems

Sam Houston State University

12 months
728 USD/credit 21840 USD/year
728 USD/credit 21840 USD/year
320 USD/credit 9600 USD/year
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The applied Geographic Information Systems program at Sam Houston State University gives graduates the critical knowledge to succeed in the challenging world of geospatial technologies. This includes advanced classes and labs in global positioning systems (Trimble), remote sensing (ERDAS IMAGINE), GIS (ArcGIS) and web-based mapping and spatial analysis.


Key facts

In particular, applications of these technologies in the oil and gas industry, parcel mapping, local government, national security and market research are featured. Additionally, this program is designed to enhance an individual's knowledge in scientific investigations, resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment, and urban planning. Sam Houston State University's Geographic Information Systems technologies use digital information, for which various digitized data creation methods are used.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geographic Information
  • GIS Principles and Application
  • Internet GIS
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Cartography and Visualization
  • GIS Programming
  • GIS Project Management
  • GIS in Law Enforcement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH

30-36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcript(s) of all previous college work (international students must submit third party evaluation of official transcripts for degrees from universities outside the United States) 
  • TOEFL scores for international students.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty in the student's major at the degree-granting institution. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 320 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Huntsville

964 - 1786 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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