M.Sc. On Campus

Information Systems - Geographic Information Systems

Illinois State University

24 months
838 USD/credit 15084 USD/year
838 USD/credit 15084 USD/year
404 USD/credit 7272 USD/year
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The Information Systems - Geographic Information Systems program at Illinois State University 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.


About this Degree

Information Systems - Geographic Information Systems 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. 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Analysis And Design

  • Advanced Database Management

  • Independent Research For The Master’s Thesis

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Human Factors In Information Systems

  • Practical Cryptography and Trusted Systems

  • Tools And Techniques In Defensive Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. 
  • A student applying to this program must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15084 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15084 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Normal

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.


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