Programs by Campus
School of Liberal Arts
Departmental E-mail: geogdept [at] iupui [dot] edu
Departmental URL: www.iupui.edu/geogdept
(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin. Requirements may or may not be reflected identically in departmental URLs.)
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
Special Departmental Requirements
(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)
B (3.0) average or higher.
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Recommended minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Appropriate work experience will also be taken into account in making decisions about admission. Three letters of recommendation and a personal statement.
Minimum of 15 credit hours, including a core curriculum consisting of G535, G538, and G639. The remaining courses are to be chosen from G536, G537, G539, and G588.
Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
Undergraduate degree in geography or related discipline. Recommended minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Appropriate work experience will also be taken into account when making decisions about admission. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examinations, three letters of recommendation, and personal statement.
A minimum of 30 credit hours including core requirements in GIS theory and methods from three of the following four courses: G535, G537, G538, G588. All students must take G560 and G539.
Thesis or Research Papers
Students have the option of writing a thesis (G850) or two research papers (G845). Up to 6 credit hours are allowed for a thesis and up to 3 credit hours are given for each research paper.