M.Sc. On Campus

Geographic Information Science

Saint Louis University

12 months
1250 USD/credit 37500 USD/year
1250 USD/credit 37500 USD/year
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Geographic Information Science from Saint Louis University addresses an increasing demand for professionals with geospatial science skills. It offers a combination of geospatial theory and practical training.


Geographic Information Science from Saint Louis University combines geospatial theory and practical training in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and global positioning system software. The program prepares students to become experts well qualified to meet the increasing demand for experts in geospatial analytics, imaging science, photogrammetry, spatial statistics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. As an interdisciplinary program, the M.S. in GIScience focuses on research to address environmental, social and economic issues. 


Graduates from SLU’s GIS master’s program have a very good employment outlook. According to the Geospatial Information and Technology Association, employment in this field is growing at an annual rate of almost 35 percent, with the commercial subsection of the market expanding by 100% each year. 

Recent graduates from this program have been employed by various environmental, remote sensing and GIS companies, including Bayer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Programming for GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Geospatial Data Management
  • Digital Cartography and Geovisualization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

To be considered for assistantships, students should apply by Feb. 1.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript(s)
  • Professional goal statement
  • Résumé
  • Test scores from the GMAT, LSAT, or GRE are not required but can be submitted to support the application 
  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency
  • Financial documents are required to complete an application for admission and be reviewed for admission and merit scholarships. 
  • Proof of financial support
  • Academic records, in English translation, of students who have undertaken postsecondary studies outside the United States

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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