M.Sc. On Campus

Geographic Information Science

California State University Long Beach

12 months
19500 USD/year
19500 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Geographic Information Science at California State University Long Beach is designed to provide students with advanced analytic and technical training in geospatial technologies and professional skill-building, in order to prepare graduates for the geospatial workforce. 


This one-year 30-unit applied training Geographic Information Science program at California State University Long Beach combines advanced technical and analytic training in the geospatial sciences with training in interpersonal and business skills.

The program's coursework is designed to develop competencies essential for successful geospatial practitioners.


  • Training in Geographic Information Systems, cartography, and remote sensing are uniquely combined with professional and interpersonal skill-building.
  • Program faculty bring years of expertise in geographic information science.
  • The program continually adapts to develop skills and provide relevant workforce experience.
  • Coursework addresses core technical, analytical, professional, and interpersonal competencies required of geospatial practitioners.
  • Student research projects focus on industry-informed topics.
  • Networking and professional development experiences are offered.
  • The program features a small cohort of 25 students.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Geospatial Professionalism
  • Applied GIS 
  • Cartographic Visualization  
  • Data and Databases 
  • GIS Development
  • Applied Remote Sensing 
  • Project Orientation and Support
  • Applied Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in either geography or a related discipline, with a minimum of one upper division course in geospatial techniques (for example: geographic information science, cartography, and/or remote sensing); OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with a minimum of one year of professional experience in a field with direct application of geospatial technologies.
  • A 3.0 GPA is recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • $650 per unit

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 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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