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Geographic Information Science
Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science requires:
  • A baccalaureate degree in geography or closely related discipline from an accredited four-year institution, with a GPA of at least 3.0, documented by an official transcript.
  • satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
    • either the verbal or quantitative score should be above 160, with the other score above 150
  • Proficiency in the English language.
    • International students from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and score above 79 on the iBT version of the test in order to qualify for graduate study at IUPUI. The Office for International Affairs offers further information on TOEFL requirements on its website.
  • three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • statement of interest written by the student outlining reasons for wishing to pursue the MS GIS degree
Application Process

Applicants to the MS GIS program must submit applications online through the Indiana University Graduate School at IUPUI. 

A complete application includes:

  • completed application form
  • three letters of recommendation - letters should be requested from individuals familiar with academic abilities and potential
  • official transcripts documenting all college and university work including courses, grades, and degrees awarded
  • official report of scores for the Graduate Record Exam
  • an application essay (2-4 pages suggested length)
  • payment of Graduate School application fee

The on-line application can be started, put on hold, and completed as time permits.  This will allow you to gather needed information and to compose your application in installments if necessary.