M.Sc. Online

Geographic Information Science

Northwest Missouri State University

12 months
10500 USD/year
10500 USD/year
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Rise as a subject matter expert in the innovative field of spatial data when you earn the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science 100% online from Northwest Missouri State University.


What Our Online Master's in Geographic Information Science Offers You

The Geographic Information Science program from the Northwest Missouri State University is ideal for professionals working in conservation, intelligence, police, military or health industries who aspire to be at the forefront in data-gathering to uncover patterns and solve complex geo-spatial challenges.

In the online master's in GIS program, you will add to your specialized acumen by expanding your technical data-mapping skills using both hardware and software technology systems; discovering innovative ways to capture, process, analyze and represent data in real-world settings; advancing your understanding of remotely sensed information as it pertains to a GIS landscape; examining the latest trends in cartography and geographic information science as a whole—and much more.

Our highly qualified GIScience faculty is committed to your success. Our educators have years of experience working as specialized geographers in sectors such as academia, public and private agencies and GIScience research, plus they maintain strong ties with industries that seek to employ well-trained GIS candidates. Throughout the coursework, you will have ample opportunities to collaborate with your professors and peers, including the completion of a comprehensive capstone project.

Geographic Information Science Careers:

  • Conservationist
  • Climate Scientist
  • GIS Manager
  • Health Geographer
  • App Developer
  • Meteorologist
  • GIS Technician
  • Cartography Technician
  • Precision Agriculture Researcher
  • Marine Survey Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of GIS
  • Applications of Remotely Sensed Data
  • Cartographic Design and Visualization
  • GIS and Spatial Analytics
  • Raster-Based GIS and Modeling
  • Geoprocessing with Python™

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Combined GRE score of 286 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections. Students who do not meet this criteria may be admitted under the condition of maintaining a 3.0 or higher in the first 9 credit hours of graduate study.
The GRE requirement will be waived for:
  • Applicants with a graduate degree (master's or higher) from an accredited institution
  • Applicants who have earned the Geographic Information Science certificate at Northwest
  • Applicants with one year of documented full-time professional work experience in the field of geographic information science OR three years of documented full-time professional work experience in any field

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • $350 Per Credit Hour


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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