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About

The University of Arizona will help international students like you stay on track toward an U.S. degree, wherever you are in the world. Seeking employment or advancement in the fast-growing geospatial industry? The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) trains you to succeed in a variety of careers. 

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Overview

Opportunities in the The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) from The University of Arizona

GIST programs at the University of Arizona emphasize cutting-edge trends and have become some of the largest and most successful programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our newly redesigned graduate curricula respond to emerging technologies in GIST-related fields, focusing on web, mobile and open source applications to ensure graduates are ready for an ever-evolving workplace.

Arizona is dedicated to offering the highest-quality GIST programs available, both in person and online. That’s why our programs meet the standards of the GIST Body of Knowledge compiled by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, which guarantees the program provides a comprehensive overview of GIST topics such as programming and development, data capture and management, analytics and modeling, and cartography and visualization. Our online instructional methodology meets all relevant standards for quality in online education. As a result, MS-GIST graduates often find or advance related careers in fields such as public administration, natural and cultural resources, IT engineering, and defense. 

Programme Structure

Amazing features of this program include:

  • Earning your MS-GIST online in 18 months from a top-ranked geography department with some of the most cost-effective programs available.
Learning about:
  • Current remote sensing and LiDAR processing skills.
  • Professional geodata analytics and the latest trends in big data applications to geospatial analysis. 
  • The fundamentals of web GIS, mobile GIS and GIS programming with Python.
  • Gaining hands-on experience in the use of leading proprietary GIS/remote sensing software (e.g., ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ERDAS) and open source solutions such as QGIS.
  • Working with the Arizona’s internationally renowned faculty.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at The University of Arizona and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Select the Main Campus
  • Identify if you’ve been working with a sponsor or agency
  • Upload legible PDF versions of unofficial transcript(s)
  • Submit proof English proficiency (if required)  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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.

Our partners

Geographic Information Systems Technology
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The University of Arizona

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