12 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS in Geoinformatics from The City University of New York is an interdisciplinary degree that features courses in GeoInformatics, GIScience, and some GIS application areas.


MS in Geoinformatics from The City University of New York provides an opportunity to train students in aspects of GeoInformatics not covered by our department’s GIS Certificate Program. The MGEOi is a science-based MS program designed to prepare students for management- and advanced research-level employment positions.

As of this writing Hunter’s program is one of only two in the country specializing in GeoInformatics. Our program is designed primarily as a professional degree, filling a market need in a well-paid discipline with an emphasis on technology implementation with an engineering/computer science approach rather than a purely applied use of GIS. 

What you'll learn

Training will include computational aspects of spatial data science such as modeling and programming, remote sensing, visualization, databases, spatial ontologies, spatial statistics, big data, and complexity.  Students will have opportunities to explore links with both Geography and Computer Science faculty at Hunter College and with employers and the tech community in the New York metropolitan area.

Final evaluation

Students receiving a Master of Science in GeoInformatics must choose one of two program options: the Thesis Option or Exam Option. The Thesis Option is recommended for students who will subsequently pursue a PhD. For other students, either option is acceptable. The program curriculum and other requirements are outlined in subsequent sections.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods in Geography
  • Seminar in GeoInformatics
  • Concepts and Theories in GeoInformatics
  • Remote Sensing of Environment
  • GeoComputation I
  • Advanced GeoInformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • GRE exam scores
  • BA or BS degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Students are required to have taken*
    • An introductory statistics course
    • Introductory computer science/programming course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • Resident:  $470 per credit
  • Non-resident:  $855 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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