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Geographic Information Science Minor

Geography, Environment, Society
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Geography, 414 Social Sciences Building, 267 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-1498; fax: 612-624-1044)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2013
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The master of geographic information science (M.G.I.S.), administered by the Department of Geography, provides graduate-level work in the theory, applications, and technology of geographic information science (GIS). Courses for the program are divided into three broad categories. Core courses provide the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings for a comprehensive, well-rounded knowledge of GIS, including an introductory seminar for entering students (GIS 8501). A set of technology courses focuses on specific software and techniques of GIS. Elective courses provide additional breadth to the program by allowing students to take courses related to their area of interest.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A master's minor is developed in consultation with the M.G.I.S. director of graduate studies. The minor requires at least 9 credits (three courses).
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