May 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft] 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft]

Geographic Information Systems [M.S.]


Objectives
The M.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) prepares students to work as GIS analysts, applied researchers and consultants providing expertise in this ever-evolving area of computer mapping analysis and application development. GIS technologies are widely utilized in the U.S. and abroad and there is a high demand for these skills.

Program Website

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.

 

Program Admission


  1. A undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university; senior standing for conditional admission.
  2. 2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution and/or at least 1500 on the aptitude test of the GRE. Applicants will be held to the Graduate School’s 2.7 GPA requirement.
  3. A minimum of two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a professor in the student’s major/minor field of study and one from an employer. If the student does not have related work experience, two letters from faculty members in the student’s major or minor field of study will be required.
  4. International students must receive a minimum score on the TOEFL language examination. See Admissions website at emich.edu/admissions/international for minimum scores.

Department Information


Geography & Geology | Richard Sambrook, Ph.D., Department Head | 140D Strong Hall, 734.487.8489, rsambroo@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Yichun Xie, Ph.D., 140G Strong Hall, 734.487.7588, yxie@emich.edu

William Welsh, Ph.D., 140N Strong Hall, 734.487.7586, wwelsh@emich.edu

Hugh Semple, Ph.D., 140O Strong Hall, 734.487.8169, hsemple@emich.edu

Xining Yang, Ph.D., 140C Strong Hall, 734.487.8486, xyang5@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 36 hours


The M.S. in Geographic Information Systems requires 36 credit hours of course work distributed among required courses, elective courses and thesis or internship courses as follows:

Required Courses: 30-32 hours