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Geographic Information Science, M.Sc.

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The program focuses on advancing knowledge to acquire, store and manage, visualize, model, and analyze information about spatial features and phenomena, with strong emphasis on real world geospatial applications. The M.S. in GISci is designed as an interdisciplinary study of the nature, function, and development of spatial information systems and the application of these systems in research. Students will be involved in the technical study of the design and evaluation of scientific inquiry methods, tools, and techniques that will involve formulating hypotheses, collecting spatial information, and developing techniques for spatial analysis.


  • Provide graduate students with coursework, laboratory experiences, field exercises and research opportunities in order to achieve all goals set forth above.
  • Provide graduate students with a professional interactive environment that improves their opportunities to enter successful careers in geoscience.
  • Increase graduate students’ probability of obtaining employment in academia or industry, or of being accepted for doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GPS Application in Research
  • GeoTechnology Seminar
  • Remote Sensing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The student must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School. An Idaho State University Graduate School application and official copies of transcripts from all previous coursework are required. In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, applicants must meet the requirements of the department. 
  • Departmental GRE requirements: 50th percentile or above in two of the three categories or strengths clearly demonstrated in other components of the application;
  • A letter of intent and statement of goals in graduate school;
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    23704 USD/year
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  • National

    8928 USD/year
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
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