Masters in GIS

A minimum of 30 graduate credit hours (5000 level or higher) are required to complete the program, usually in 12 months. Classes on GIS, remote sensing, and geo-statistical analysis using market-leading software in two purpose-built computer labs, along with a capstone internship to gain valuable real-life experience with organizations using GIS. Window for Spring 2019 admission to program is now CLOSED. Applications for FALL 2019 admission is now OPEN and will stay open until 1 June 2019. To apply click here. Please note, FSU Admission is sufficient, there are no supplementary Departmental forms – make sure the following are submitted: personal statement, CV, university transcripts, writing sample, GRE scores and TOEFL scores (if international), and three letters of recommendation (note, referees are requested from student after application started). Funding support is generally not available to students in the first semester, but may be available in the second semester on condition of high grades and resources being available. Current stipend is $14,259 plus full tuition waiver for all 30 credit hours (students are still responsible for paying University fees). If admitted to program the minimum qualifications to be considered for automatic funding support are: (i) undergraduate degree and GPA over 3.0 and (ii) GRE of at least 144 (Quant) and 153 (Verbal). Applications from students with lower GPA and GRE scores may also be accepted to the program, but funding may not be available. Students with degrees from ALL subjects are considered equally; no prior geography or GIS classes or experience is required. Applications from students from the State of Florida, from the rest of the USA, and from the rest of the world are considered EQUALLY. Employers of graduates include many private software companies, as well as state and federal institutions (Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Water Management Districts, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Census Bureau and US Geological Survey). Check out current jobs at <GIS Jobs Clearinghouse, GIS Jobs, My GIS Jobs and Geography Jobs.

Students must attain at least a B in required classes, and B- in electives. List of courses currently available:

GIS5101 Introductory GIS (3 credits) and GIS5101L Introductory GIS Lab (1 credit) Required (Fall/Spring)

GIS5034 Introductory Remote Sensing (3 credits) and GIS5034L Introductory Remote Sensing Lab (1 credit) Required (Fall)

GIS5106 Advanced GIScience (3 credits) Required (Spring)

GIS5950 GIScience Capstone (6 credits) Required (Summer)

GEO5165C Quantitative Geography (3 credits) Elective (Fall)

GEO5378 Landscape Ecology (3 credits) Elective (Fall)

GIS5305 GIS for Environmental Analysis & Modeling (3 credits) Elective (Fall)

GIS5318 Climate Change & Ecosystems (3 credits) Elective (Fall)

GIS5103 GIS Programming (3 credits) Elective (Fall)

GIS5112 GIS Databases (3 credits) Elective (Fall)

GIS5038C Advanced Remote Sensing (3 credits) Elective (Spring)

GIS5111 Spatial Modeling in GIScience (3 credits) Elective (Spring)

GIS5331 Florida GIS Applications (3 credits) (Spring)

GIS5122 Applied Spatial Statistics (3 credits) Elective (Spring)

GIS5605 GIS Local Government (3 credits) Elective (Spring)

GIS5131 Geographic Visualization (3 credits) Elective (Spring)

GIS5400 GIS Applications in Social Sciences (3 credits) Elective (Spring)

GIS5306 Environmental Change Modeling (3 credits) Elective (Spring)