12 months
12444 USD/year
12904 USD/year
8878 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Geography program at Saint Cloud State University will prepare you for a career focusing on the physical, biological and human environment while receiving high-quality instruction in geospatial technologies, image processing and cartography.


At Saint Cloud State University you will experience state-of-the-art technologies as you prepare for an emphasis in physical/environmental geography or urban/regional issues.

Geography Program Highlights

  • Two graduate assistantship positions sponsored each year.
  • Emphasis also available in tourism planning and development. 
  • Small class sizes with professors dedicated to one-on-one mentoring. 
  • Classroom leadership opportunities. 
  • State-of-the-art GIS lab.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Thematic Cartography
  • Map Design and Presentation
  • Techniques in GIS

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Geographic Information Science master's and graduate certificate programs are designed for individuals who have at least a minor in geography as an undergraduate.
  • Students without a geography minor or major maybe required to take some undergraduate courses in human and/or physical geography to prepare for the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12444 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12904 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12904 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8878 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Cloud

900 - 1400 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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