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Geographic Information System Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Online
Geographic Information System Technology degree offered by the University of Arizona provides training for those seeking employment in the high growing geospatial industry. We offer two GIST options.

Overview

Both options integrate GIScience, cutting-edge GISystems, and geospatial technology with management skills for use in government, corporate, nonprofit, and academic settings. Geographic Information System Technology degree offered by the University of Arizona is designed to meet the educational needs of working professionals seeking to improve their careers and for recent graduates seeking employment.

GIST
  • Is intended for students with either extensive or limited experience in GIST.
  • Meets in the evenings (Monday-Thursday) or online
  • Does not require a master's thesis or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Can be obtained in three semesters
Graduate students in the School of Geography and Development (SGD) benefit from the broad range of faculty expertise and strong links to interdisciplinary research centers across campus. Our work spans the discipline, from physical geography (climate science, dendrochronology, remote sensing, spatial science), to human-environment (political ecology, water policy, climate change) to human geography (development, state theory). Our shared commitment to collaboration and community makes for a lively and engaged department.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Intro to Geographic Information Systems & Technology
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems & Technology
  • Master's Project in Geographic Info Systems Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Academic Year Begins: January (In-Person); August or January (fully-online)

GRE Required: No

Minimum GPA: 3.0 on 4.0 Scale

Official Transcripts: Yes, from all previous institutions

Statement of Purpose: Yes

Resume: Yes

Application acceptance end date: Ongoing, or October 1 for international students seeking admission to in-person MS-GIST.

Admission restrictions: Your place in the program is not guaranteed until you have enrolled

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Funding

There are various types of financial assistance that can help you cover the costs associated with college. UA offers a wide array of scholarship programs. Every student is considered for scholarships as long as a complete application for admission, transcripts and test scores have been received.

To apply for need-based aid, U.S. citizens must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have your information sent to UA, specify the UA school code — 001083.

To ensure you get the best financial package, be sure to complete a FAFSA by March 1st and have a complete Admissions Application (application, transcripts, SAT/ACT scores) by May 1st.

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.

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