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Geographic Information Science

24 months
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400 USD/credit 6600 USD/year
400 USD/credit 6600 USD/year
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About

The Geographic Information Science (GIS) master’s program at the University of North Alabama is an applied graduate program. Coursework integrates critical thinking, analytical skills, and cutting-edge geospatial techniques applied within a geographic framework.

Overview

In this Geographic Information Science master’s program at the University of North Alabama, students advance their knowledge and skills in the practical applications of geospatial tools and technologies to solve everyday problems and answer geographic questions in the fields of technology, environment, sustainability, business, government, culture, and more.

The four-semester (two-year) program is offered 100% online. Students will complete an applied capstone project or thesis as part of their program.

Outcomes

By earning your master’s in GIS, you will add skills and knowledge applicable to your work right away: GIS programming, WebGIS, big data analytics, spatial data analysis, remote sensing, spatial data modeling, geo-visualization, project design, research skills, environmental and cultural data collection, and more.

You will be qualified to work in government and business intelligence, utilities, GIS software development, community development and planning, emergency response and disaster management, environmental organizations, and PhD programs. You will also earn credentials toward GISP certification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographic Thought 
  • Geographic Methods and Design
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Integration of Geography and History
  • Geography of Asia
  • Principles of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geomorphology
  • Advanced Cultural Geography
  • Historical Geography of the United States
  • Projects in Geographic Information Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

33 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

Unconditional Admission:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Geography or related discipline.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
  • Personal statement describing yourself academically and professionally, and your desired area of study and why that is of interest to you.
  • GRE is NOT required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 400 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 400 USD per credit during 24 months.

Funding

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