The Geographic Information Systems sequence of the M.S. in Information Systems is a cross-disciplinary degree sequence between the School of Information Technology and the Institute for Geospatial Analysis and Mapping located in the Department of Geography-Geology. The sequence is designed to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the area of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how these systems are used.
Students are introduced to the procedures of capturing, storing, querying and displaying geographical data. Statistical analysis and interpretation of geographic information also involves the mapping of spatial coordinates onto multiple datasets. The sequence will equip students with the essential knowledge leading to effective use and development of present and future GIS applications.
Based on their professional goals, students can choose one of three options for the M.S. in Information Systems: thesis option, project option, or course option.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must:
International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 88 iBT, 230 computer-based, or 570 paper-based; the minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0 band.
|Fall (August)||March 1 preferred; May 1 final|
|Spring (January)||September 1 preferred; October 1 final|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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