List of Universities providing Master Online Degree 

 

GIS Master Degree is becoming quite popular nowadays and it is easy to take because of the online platform. Online courses are also called Distance Learning System. To learn GIS from home you need a GIS software, course books and high speed internet. Some university provide software and some don’t. If later is the case then you should keep some money on the side for the software. Before you sign up for the courses, it is good idea to read the review of the program. Most of the master degree requirement is to study minimum credit hours to finish the program and this credit hours might range from 30 to more. The program website will give detail information about the courses. Some of the master degree program might be not be of your interest, there syllabus might be on different. It is a good idea to go through their syllabus and brochure kept on their website. Also some of the master program are intensive and might last from 12 months to 16 months. So these types of program are good if you have good GIS background or you are not working. If you are working and do not have deep understanding of GIS then intensive Master degree might not work for you. Following are some of the online Master Degree program offered worldwide.

 

Delta State University:

Delta State University offers intensive GIS Master Degree program called Master of Applied Science in Geospatial Information Technologies (MAS-GIT). Program start on August and it is a 16 month program. It has a final year project called GIS Capstone. Good thing about this program is tuition fee are same for in state and out of state. That means same for international student too. http://www.deltastate.edu/academics/graduate-and-continuing-studies/graduate-programs/master-of-applied-science-in-geospatial-information-technologies/

Program brochure: http://www.deltastate.edu/docs/bio_phy_sci/mas-git-brochure.pdf

Quick facts about the program, data are as of January, 04, 2015. For exact information please visit their official website:

Tuition per credit

 

Maximum Transfer credit

 

Course Length

16 months

Total program credit hours

30

Overall GPA to Maintain

3

 

John Hopkins University:

This university offer Master of Science in GIS which is online based. There is option to do certificate program first and transfer credits to finish the master program. It is a part time program which works best for working people. Admission requirement is grade 3 out of 4 scale and if student does not meet the requirement then there is the provisional admission option. To complete the graduate program student are required to complete 9 courses and one final year project. For detail information visit: http://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/graduate-degree-programs/geographic-information-systems/degree-requirements/

Quick facts about the program, data are as of January, 04, 2015. For exact information please visit their official website:

Tuition per credit

http://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/graduate-degree-programs/geographic-information-systems/tuition-and-fees/

Maximum Transfer credit

You can transfer there
certificate program to finish master program

Course Length

Part time

Total program credit hours

9 courses and capstone
project

Overall GPA to Maintain

 

 

Northwest Missouri State University:

It provides M.S. on Geographic Information System. It has both the option, thesis or non- thesis. If student choose non-thesis option then they have to take extra two courses to finish the degree. For thesis option required credit hours is from 32-35 hours and for non-thesis required hours is from 33-36. There is option for graduate student to get certificate degree if they choose to do selected course.

Quick facts about the program, data are as of January, 04, 2015. For exact information please visit their official website:

Tuition per credit

http://www.nwmissouri.edu/bursar/webcourses.htm

Maximum Transfer credit

 

Course Length

 

Total program credit hours

Thesis and non- thesis, detail info at: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/socialsciences/msgis/program.htm

Overall GPA to Maintain

 

 

Salisbury University:

Salisbury University provide Master of Science in GIS. This online course is for somebody looking to go in management field. This degree is designed to enhance the GIS management proficiency. This is a 13 month program with full time study. They have part time study leading to degree. To complete the program 25 credit hours are required and 9 hours from elective. For detail information visit their website: http://www.salisbury.edu/geography/msgism/program_of_study.html

Quick facts about the program, data are as of January, 04, 2015. For exact information please visit their official website:

Tuition per credit

http://www.salisbury.edu/geography/msgism/costs.html

Maximum Transfer credit

 

Course Length

13 months

Total program credit hours

34 hours

Overall GPA to Maintain

 

 

UNGIS:

UNGIS is the network of the universities which are providing part time online courses. It has one year or two year certificate program and also three master program. It is based in UK.

 

University of Southern California:

This university offer master degree program in the Geographic Information System (GIST). The program was established in 2010 and run by USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. You can specialize yourself in different sector of GIS while pursuing graduate program, this might be on Data Analytics and Visualization, Management and Planning, Programming and Web Applications, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Intelligence, GIS and Sustainability and Location Intelligence. It is 20 months program. You have to fill out form to request the detail information regarding admission and tuition fees.

Quick facts about the program, data are as of January, 04, 2015. For exact information please visit their official website:

Tuition per credit

http://gis.usc.edu/

Maximum Transfer credit

 

Course Length

20 months

Total program credit hours

28 units, go to http://gis.usc.edu/docs/USC_GIST_Brochure.pdf

Overall GPA to Maintain

 

 

University of Washington:

This university offer master degree program focus on Sustainability Management. This is a part time, 2 year online program. To earn the master degree program student have to earn 45 credits. On this program there is no requirement of thesis, it is course based. So there are 8 courses with the final year capstone project which is the 9th course. Out of 45 credits, 25th are the first part and 20 are the second part focused on the sustainability management, http://www.gisonline.uw.edu/overview/courses/.

The program starts on mid-august. For the admission requirements: http://www.gisonline.uw.edu/admissions/.Other student resources are at http://www.gisonline.uw.edu/resources/ .

Quick facts about the program, data are as of January, 04, 2015. For exact information please visit their official website:

Tuition per credit

http://www.gisonline.uw.edu/costs/

Maximum Transfer credit

 

Course Length

24 months

Total program credit hours

54 credits: http://www.gisonline.uw.edu/overview/courses/

Overall GPA to Maintain

 

 

University of Arizona:

This university provide Master degree in GIST (MSGIST). This program has 3 semester of with 30 credit hours. The online program starts in August. Topics covered are GIST Science, Spatial analysis and decision-making, remote sensing, LiDAR, Project Planning, GIS Programming, Web and open source development. For detail information go to: http://geography.arizona.edu/sites/geography.arizona.edu/files/images/UAGIST_Brochure_English.pdf

There is option for students who are doing certificate degree can directly transfer their credit hours for the master degree. Total cost for the program can be found at: http://geography.arizona.edu/gis_program_costs

Quick facts about the program, data are as of January, 04, 2015. For exact information please visit their official website:

Tuition per credit

http://geography.arizona.edu/gis_program_costs

Maximum Transfer credit

 

Course Length

3 semester

Total program credit hours

30 credits

Overall GPA to Maintain