The Master of Geographic Information Science program is housed within Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, home to first-rate laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.
- Geospatial jobs are in high demand and were recently listed among the 100 best careers in the United States.
- Geospatial training has been targeted by the US Department of Labor for a high growth job training initiative as it is a field that is expanding at a rate of 10% annually with a projected shortfall of skilled workers.
- The Master of Geographic Information Science degree is a 30 credit coursework-only program.
We’ll provide you with a foundation in geospatial principles and analysis. From there, you can conduct interdisciplinary studies in statistics, communications, environmental policy, and business. You’ll use geographic information systems (GIS) technology – a combination of hardware, software, and geographically referenced data – to look at information in new ways and better understand what the data reveals. GIS technology has long been used by natural resource managers in land use planning, natural hazard assessment, wildlife habitat mapping, and timber management. It can also be used in emergency response planning, crime analysis, land records management, siting of retail stores, precision farming, and infrastructure upgrading.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Apply at least a semester in advance of projected admission to improve your chances of receiving funding.
DisciplinesGeographical Information Systems (GIS) View 88 other Masters in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in United States
To be considered for admission to the Graduate School as a degree- or certificate-seeking student, you need to:
- have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and
- be prepared for advanced study in your chosen field, as demonstrated by your previous degree and your scholastic record.
- Required Materials
- Student Statements
- Official Transcripts
- Admissions Tests
- Letters of Recommendation
- Program Required Documents:
- Review all of the documents required by your program(s) of interest prior to beginning the application process. Additional documents/requirements you may need include:
- A résumé / curriculum vitae
- A writing sample
- Prerequisite courses
- A previous degree in a specified field
International19133 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19133 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National19133 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19133 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
The majority of financial assistance for graduate students at Michigan Tech comes from assistantships. An assistantship includes a stipend, and a proportional amount of tuition and academic fees for full-time enrollment. Assistantship duties are designed to enhance your graduate education experience and provide professional development opportunities.
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