Geographic Information Science (GISc), Master of Science  (MS)

The program integrates the geospatial technologies of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and global positioning systems (GPS) with the professional skills of technical communications, project management, human resource management, and budgeting and economics in the workplace. These combine to create tools to implement real-world solutions to critical problems.

Program Highlights

  • The Geographic Information Sciences program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals.
  • Courses taught by subject matter experts and professionals in their fields.
  • Applied focus that integrates courses in information technology, business, urban and regional studies, and GIS.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • It is highly recommended that you have completed at least two GIS courses (minimum GPA of 3.0) prior to applying.
  • Three letters of recommendation with at least one from an individual acquainted with your academic ability.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start July 1 May 1
Spring Start November 1 October 1
Summer Start April 1 N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Fei Yuan
fei.yuan@mnsu.edu
507-389-2376

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