Graduate Studies

GIScience and Geoenvironment
2020-2021

Please refer to the GIScience and Geoenvironment graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science/Master of Science in GIScience and Geoenvironment

Requirements for Enrollment
  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A personal statement of purpose,
  • 3 letters of recommendation,
  • GRE scores (highly recommended)
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.S. in Geographic Information Science and M.S. in GIScience and Geoenvironment integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in GIS and the master’s degree in GIScience and Geoenvironment: GEOG 401G/B, GIS 403G/B, GIS 404G/B, GIS 405G/B, GIS 408G/B, GEOG 425G/B, GEOG 426G/B, GEOG 443G/B, GEOG 445G/B, GEOG 459G/B, GEOG 466G/B.

Non-GIS majors who apply to the program are strongly recommended to meet the Department Graduate Program Coordinator to discuss any deficiencies.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 15 s.h.

GIS 405G Advanced GIS Analysis (3)
GEOG 505 Research Methods I (3)
GIS 509 Fundamentals of GIS Analysis (3)
GIS 511 Examination of GIS Data

Choose one graduate seminar from the following courses:
GEOG 610 Seminars in Theory and Methodology (3)
or
GEOG 630 Seminars in Physical Geography (3)
or
GEOG 650 Seminars in Cultural Geography (3)

II. Select one of the following exit options: 17-21 s.h.

A.  Thesis

GEOG 698 Thesis (3)
Directed Electives (14)

B.  Applied Project

GEOG 697 Applied Project (3)
Directed Electives (14)

C. Professional Plan

Internship (GEOG 596 or 597) (3)
Directed Electives (18)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 32-36 s.h.

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology/Master of Science in GIScience and Geoenvironment

Requirements for Enrollment

Students in the B.S. in Meteorology/M.S. in GIScience and Geoenvironment integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in Meteorology and the master’s degree in GIScience and Geoenvironment: GEOG 401G/B, GIS 403G/B, GIS 404G/B, GIS 405G/B, GIS 408G/B, METR 425G/B, GEOG 426G/B, GEOG 443G/B, GEOG 445G/B, GEOG 459G/B, GEOG 466G/B.

Non-Meteorology majors who apply to the program are strongly recommended to meet the Department Graduate Program Coordinator to discuss any deficiencies.

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.S. in Meteorology/M.S. in GIScience and Geoenvironment integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in Meteorology and the master’s degree in GIScience and Geoenvironment: GEOG 401G/B, GIS 403G/B, GIS 404G/B, GIS 405G/B, GIS 408G/B, METR 425G/B, GEOG 426G/B, GEOG 443G/B, GEOG 445G/B, GEOG 459G/B, GEOG 466G/B.

Non-Meteorology majors who apply to the program are strongly recommended to meet the Department Graduate Program Coordinator to discuss any deficiencies.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 15 s.h.

GIS 405G Advanced GIS Analysis (3)
GEOG 505 Research Methods I (3)
GIS 509 Fundamentals of GIS Analysis (3)
GIS 511 Examination of GIS Data

Choose one graduate seminar from the following courses:
GEOG 610 Seminars in Theory and Methodology (3)
or
GEOG 630 Seminars in Physical Geography (3)
or
GEOG 650 Seminars in Cultural Geography (3)

II. Select one of the following exit options:…17-21 s.h.

A.  Thesis

GEOG 698 Thesis (3)
Directed Electives (14)

B.  Applied Project

GEOG 697 Applied Project (3)
Directed Electives (14)

C. Professional Plan

Internship (GEOG 596 or 597) (3)
Directed Electives (18)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 32-36 s.h.