Geographic Information Systems, M.Sc. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
12 months
1980 USD/credit 71280 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 71280 USD/year
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Geographic Information Systems from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) uses industry-oriented, design-centric curriculum to teach you GIS applications being used to solve real-world issues around the world.


The Geographic Information Systems concentration from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in GIS Solutions Development prepares you for a successful career creating transformative GIS solutions for a range of corporations, institutions, and organizations. Rather than simply using these applications, you will be taught the skills to design them: spatial analysis, geodatabase design, and the creation of intelligent map applications. You’ll undertake collaborative, hands-on research with distinguished faculty-scholars and active practitioners in the field, scholarship that will prepare you to become an innovator in the field of GIS technology.

Program Highlights

  • Designated inaugural Esri Development Center (EDC)
  • Located 30 miles from Esri Headquarters (Redlands, California) and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (near Pasadena, California)
  • Established Advanced GIS Lab, aimed at stimulating student initiated GIS analysis, research, and solutions through corporate partnerships
  • Hands-on practicum projects in transdisciplinary labs, including:
    • Humanitarian Trends
    • SafeRoadMaps
  • Annually hosts GIS Day to engage students across different disciplines in the various applications of geospatial data

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • GIS Analytics and Solution Development
  • GIS Solution Development
  • Advanced GIS Analytics & Solution Development
  • GIS Practicum
  • Advanced GIS Practicum
  • Drones, UAVs & Satellites

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    71280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    71280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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