Geographic Information Science (GIS)

24 months
5856 USD/module
5856 USD/module
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If your goal is to be a leader in the GIS field, our Master’s in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from Clark University is designed for you.

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The Geographic Information Science (GIS) master’s program from  Clark University is a natural extension of our internationally recognized work on the frontier of geospatial technology, and we are pioneering the interpretation of remote sensing, mapping, and analytics, continually revealing new information about our world.

The M.S. in Geographic Information Science (GIS) is a collaboration among three areas of the university: the Graduate School of Geography, the International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department, and Clark Labs, a leading developer of software-based geospatial solutions, founded and housed here at Clark University. The TerrSet/IDRISI platform developed at Clark Labs has quickly become one of the most widely used GIS systems in the world and is shaping approaches to geospatial problem-solving.

Why a Master’s in Geographic Information Science (GIS) at Clark University

  • Learn GIS programming skills for web mapping, automation, and advanced analytics from international leaders in the field.
  • Gain a competitive professional edge in a department that has been ranked #15 in the world for development studies (based on academic reputation) by QS World University Rankings.
  • Work closely with renowned faculty to advance the development of the software.
  • Access the latest technologies, including your own dedicated workstation in a Clark lab fully equipped with a range of GIS and remote sensing software.


GIS skills are increasingly valuable in today’s professional world. Our graduates find success in a growing number of fields, such as urban and regional planning, emergency response, epidemiology, environmental planning, forestry, and ecology. In addition, here you will gain skills — like project management, problem-solving, and communication — that prove invaluable in any number of industries.

Clark GIS alumni pursue their passion in meaningful careers around the world. Students:

  • Go on to earn their doctorates (about 10 percent)
  • Consult for environmental groups
  • Work for international NGOs
  • Work at software development companies
  • Join government agencies, planning offices, and transportation departments

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Landscape Ecology
  • Advanced Vector GIS
  • GIS and Map Comparison
  • Advanced Remote Sensing
  • Python Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Round 1 - February 1 (priority admission and scholarship consideration) 
  • Round 2- March 15
  • Round 3 - April 15


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

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.
2 (required)
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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
85 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement (refer to additional information below for further details)
  • Letters of recommendation (refer to additional information below for further details)
  • Résumé
  • All academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5856 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5856 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.


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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