Twin Cities Campus
Geographic Information Science Minor
Geography, Environment, Society
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Geography, 414 Social Sciences Building, 267 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-1498; fax: 612-624-1044).
The professional 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.
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A graduate minor is developed in consultation with the M.G.I.S. director of graduate studies. The master's minor requires at least 9 credits (three courses) while the doctoral minor requires at least 12 credits (four courses).