M.Sc. On Campus

Geographic Information Science

Idaho State University

12 months
26547 USD/year
26547 USD/year
9925 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Geographic Information Science from Idaho State University is offered to students who wish to become competent geospatial researchers and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts.


Geographic Information Science from Idaho State University 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.

Graduates with Geographic Information Science from Idaho State University 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.
  • be prepared to communicate effectively at the professional level.
  • be prepared to define, implement, and complete geologic investigations.
  • have professional skills for employment or further graduate study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Applications
  • Principles of Photogrammetry
  • Geomorphology
  • Geologic Data Methods
  • Information Technology for GIS
  • Programming for GIS
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Geostatistics Spatial Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Advanced Image Processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For national students deadlines are for priority application forms.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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; and
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent
  • GPA requirements
  • Transcript(s)
  • English proficiency score
  • Names and contact information of recommenders
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26547 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26547 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9925 USD per year during 12 months.

Summer tuition: $504.97 per credit hour 

Living costs for Idaho Falls

680 - 970 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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