Masters in GIS

32 credit program that can be completed 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. The deadline for Fall 2018 admission is June 1, 2018 (click here to apply). FSU Admission is sufficient, there are no supplementary Departmental forms. Funding support includes $14,000 stipend plus full tuition waiver for all 32 credit hours (students are still responsible for paying University fees). If admitted to program the minimum qualifications needed 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)

GEO5934 Smart Cities (3 credits) Elective (Fall)

GEO5934 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)

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)