Masters in GIS

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Applied MS GIScience is a one-year fast-track program that equips students with skills for tracking people and vehicles, siting facilities, and identifying environmental changes using market-leading geospatial software.

Requirements for Admissions:
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.

GRE Scores:
It is recommended to have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and GRE scores of at least 144 (Quant) and 153 (Verbal).  However, Applications from students with lower GPA and GRE scores may also be accepted to the program.

Funding support is not available to students in the first semester. For students starting in fall, funding may be available in their second semester (spring). For Students starting in spring, funding may be available in their third semester (spring). Current stipend is approximately $9,000 for one semester plus a 9 hour tuition waiver. Students are responsible for paying University fees. Funding is conditional on good scholastic standing and available departmental resources.

Qualifications for funding are:

  1. Undergraduate degree and GPA over 3.0
  2. GRE Scores of at least 144 (Quant) and 153 (Verbal).  Students with lower GPA and GRE scores may also be accepted to the program.

Statement of Purpose (1-1.5 pages, single spaced):

Please describe the following:

  1. What is your motivation for applying to this program? How does this program of study advance your career interests? What is your previous experience working with GIS, remote sensing, statistics, and computer programming?
  2. If relevant, feel free to discuss obstacles or hardships that you had to overcome in order to succeed, and how you surmounted these obstacles.


Employers of graduates include many private software companies, as well as state and federal institutions (Environmental Protection AgencyDepartment of TransportationFish & Wildlife Conservation CommissionWater Management DistrictsNational Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyCensus Bureau and US Geological Survey). Check out current jobs at <GIS Jobs ClearinghouseGIS JobsMy GIS Jobs and Geography Jobs.

Admissions Deadlines
Spring 2020: Admission is now OPEN. Deadline to apply is October 1st.
Fall 2020: Admission will open January 1st. Deadline to apply is May 1st.