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Geo-Information Science, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, IL,
The master of science in geo-information science is a multi-disciplinary program of advanced study of geospatial technology and its applications whose purpose is to develop geospatial professionals that are proficient in the acquisition, analysis, use, and management of spatial information. 

About

GIS and related geospatial technologies, such as remote sensing from satellites and aircraft, are integral to a variety of applications, including mapping and surveying, environmental analysis and natural resource management, transportation and urban planning, business planning, crime analysis, and disaster management, to name only a few areas. An integrated and applied curriculum provides practical, real-world training in the utilization of leading geospatial technologies for research, planning, spatial data management, and project implementation.

Salem State's graduate GIS program offers students opportunities to develop skills in a broad array of leading geospatial software applications and technologies that are integral to the acquisition, analysis and visualization of spatial data. Anyone working with geographic or geospatial data (data linked to some location on the earth) may integrate GIS into their operations. Today, GIS plays a key role in many different occupations, including the earth sciences, computer science, intelligence, criminal justice, social science, public health, business analytics, and natural resource management. A wide array of public, private and non-profit organizations use geo-spatial technologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems for Research and Analysis
  • Interpretation/Analysis of Remote Sensing Imagery
  • Geographic Information System Project Implementation
  • Advanced Geographic Quantitative Methods
  • Spatial Database Analysis and Design
  • Software Design and Programming in GIS
  • Advanced Survey
  • Applied Environmental Geophysics
  • Digital Analysis of Remotely Sensed Imagery

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling admissions until full for fall enrollment only (executive and general cohorts).
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

  • Check your program's application deadline(s), and work backward from the application deadline or start term.
  • Start your online application, so you can receive application reminders and updates.
  • Order your transcripts or transcript evaluation, and begin organizing your references, personal statements, and admissions tests (if required).
  • Submit additional information that your graduate program may require, such as a resume, passing MTEL scores or educator license, or additional writing sample.  
  • Once ALL materials are received, your file will be reviewed by the department. The turn-around time depends on each individual program. 
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9847 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9847 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9847 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9847 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8227 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
2019/20 fees will be available in June 2019.

Living costs for Salem

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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