Degree Program Overview

The applied Geographic Information System (GIS) program gives graduates the critical knowledge to succeed in the challenging world of geospatial technologies. This includes advanced classes and labs in global positioning systems (Trimble), remote sensing (ERDAS IMAGINE), GIS (ArcGIS) and web-based mapping and spatial analysis. In particular, applications of these technologies in the oil and gas industry, parcel mapping, local government, national security and market research are featured. Additionally, this program is designed to enhance an individual's knowledge in scientific investigations, resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment, and urban planning. GIS technologies use digital information, for which various digitized data creation methods are used.

For the convenience of our students, all face-to-face classes for this program are offered at The Woodlands Center campus.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Science (MS)
Length 30-36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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