Information Systems - Geographic Information Systems

24 months
23440 USD/year
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The Information Systems - Geographic Information Systems program at Illinois State University gives you the essential knowledge to use current GIS applications and develop future systems. The program teaches theory and provides practical experience using GIS systems. Students perform statistical analysis and interpretation by mapping spatial coordinates onto multiple datasets

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Information Systems - Geographic Information Systems program at Illinois State University  is a master’s sequence in Information Systems. The degree is a cross-disciplinary sequence between the School of Information Technology and the Institute for Geospatial Analysis and Mapping, located in the Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment.

The program also covers geographical data and the procedures for capturing, storing, querying, and displaying it.

Based on your professional goals, you can choose to do a thesis, project, or take extra courses to complete the program.

GEOMAP, our Institute for Geospatial Analysis and Mapping, plays a particularly important role in supporting this mission of student research. Student opportunities with GEOMAP have led to many prestigious internships and employment placements upon graduation, including with organizations such as Esri.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Reasoning About Complex Systems )
  •  Interacting In A Digital World
  • Using Microcomputer Productivity Tools
  • Introduction To Problem Solving Using The Computer
  • Computer Programming For Scientists
  • Structured Problem Solving Using The Computer 
  • Scripting Languages and Automation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • Bachelor’s degree, minimum 2.8-3.25 GPA and English language requirements in one of the following tests. Additional requirements may apply.
  • Note: Entry requirements are subject to change and may vary by program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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