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Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences


The MS in Geospatial Information Sciences is a professional program offered jointly by the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

The program provides students a rigorous understanding of the technologies, quantitative techniques, models and theories used to acquire and manage spatially referenced information and to analyze spatial processes.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Catalog page: MS

MS in Geospatial Information Sciences Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

GPA: Minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

Combined GRE score of 295, or equivalent score on the GMAT, is advisable.

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: Feb. 15 for financial support


Rita F. Medford
800 W. Campbell Road GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - GR3.222

Degree Information:
Dr. Fang Qiu, Program Head
Office - GR3.212

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program can apply their skills in multiple areas including public administration and policy analysis; public safety, criminology, and emergency preparedness management; environmental management; public works management; urban, regional, social service and transportation planning and analysis; private sector business, especially marketing, site selection and logistics; geophysical exploration, including petroleum; and real estate.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.