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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Geographic Information Science MS

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Geographic information science seeks to redefine concepts for their use in the digital age, while geographic information systems (GIS) employs powerful technologies to analyze, visualize and display spatial patterns. Admission to the program is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Students admitted to the program are expected to show proficiency in calculus, univariate and multivariate statistics, and introductory GIS, at the time of admission. Students who do not meet the minimum qualifications are advised to make up deficiencies before entering the MS program. Learn how this degree prepares you for employment.

Statistics & Quantitative Methods Requirement (3 credits)

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Electives & Culminating Experience (15 credits)

Culminating Experience: Project, Portfolio or Thesis (0-6 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 36

3.0 Degree GPA required


Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 36 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Program Contact

Gabrielle Jaquays
834 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-3350

SED Statement

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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