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Cartography and Geographic Information Systems

University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
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25526 USD/year
25526 USD/year
12200 USD/year
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About

The Department of Geography offers a thesis-based master of science in cartography and geographic information systems. At the University of Wisconsin Madison we offer a master degree in the Cartography and Geographic Information Systems. 

Overview

Key Features

Information about facilities, supporting faculty and staff, and program requirements for all graduate programs in the department can be found in the Geography listing in this catalog.

The M.S. in Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison, provides a broad foundation in the theory and application of mapping and geographic information sciences. Students who earn the M.S. degree are prepared to continue on for the Ph.D. in geography (thesis students), or for positions as GIS analysts in government agencies, planning organizations, environmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Geographical Inquiry and Analysis: Techniques
  • Cartography
  • An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Geocomputing
  • Graphic Design in Cartography
  • Geospatial Database Design and Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 
  • The Graduate School does not require the GRE
  • Every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must provide an English proficiency test score. TOEFL scores must be submitted electronically via ETS. IELTS scores can be submitted electronically or by paper
  • International applicants are required to have adequate financial resources to cover expenses for the duration of their studies at UW–Madison. Do not send any financial statements to the program. The Graduate School will request the documents through your online status check page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25526 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25526 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25526 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25526 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12200 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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