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About

The M.S. in Geoscience with a focus in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Florida Atlantic University is intended to enhance students’ expertise in the discipline of Geography as well as the use of GIS as an analytical tool.

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Overview

The science of Geography is the all-encompassing study of the planet upon which we live. Contrary to common public perception, it is not just the study of where things are, but rather the study of how those things came to be there in the first place, and how they have changed and will change over time. This study accounts for both the influences of nature (Physical Geography) and humans (Human Geography). Through this understanding, Geospatial scientists can employ GIS to manage, analyze and model these spatial relationships, and predict the future form and location of these phenomena.

This Geoscience with a focus in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Florida Atlantic University  leads to a specialization in Geographic Information Sciences, which empower geographers to both map, analyze and model the spatial patterns associated with both aforementioned sub-disciplines. Students will be afforded the opportunity to employ a variety of interdisciplinary methods including field work, remote sensing, programming, and mathematical modeling to assess the spatial patterns of humans, animals, and plants in nature and the dynamics of their interactions.

Employers include:

  • Local and national governments
  • the military
  • police departments
  • private companies
  • environmental consultancies
  • environmental protection agencies
  • utility companies
  • charities
  • information systems organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Digital Image Analysis
  • Principles of GIS
  • Programming in GIS
  • LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications
  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

34 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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.
3
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.
146 (verbal)
144 (quantitative)

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.
61
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).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university;
  • Receive the recommendation of the department faculty.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1024 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1024 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    1024 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1024 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • In-State

    369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of  .

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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