Admission to the University of Cincinnati’s online Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems program is selective. Students should be highly motivated to pursue this degree and must meet the requirements outlined below.
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A bachelor degree from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency.
At least a B average (3.0/4.0 system) in undergraduate course work. If your background is not from GIS or if your GPA is below a 3.0, how has your past experience prepared you be successful in an MS in Geographic Information Systems? For example, what types of courses (university or online), industry experience, certificates have you completed to build skills in this area. Or what is it about your personal disposition or work ethic that would help you be successful in this program?
Two letters of reference from individuals who know you professionally or academically. Recommendation letters should be submitted on letterhead with a clear indication of what the relationship is between the recommender and applicant.
Please provide official transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (Unofficial transcripts are uploaded by student when applying)
*International transcripts must have a course by course evaluation completed from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Current resume or curriculum vitae.
Briefly describe you education background, past research experience, anticipated research project and topic, and explains your reason for pursuing the degree.
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An official TOEFL/IELTS is required for all international applicants.
International applicants must also submit foreign transcripts for evaluation to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES; www.naces.org).
Here are some estimated salaries based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
These jobs have an average growth rate of 7% over the next 10 years.
According to gisgeography.com these are the types of jobs you can typically get with an MS in GIS are as follows;
According to psmarketresearch.com the market growth rate over the next 10 years in Geographic Information Systems is 11.6%. Companies are investing in this type of technology in a wide variety of industries
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