Geographic Information Science & Technology Graduate Programs

Program Details

The Geographic Information Science and Technology online graduate programs are offered by the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California. Students can apply for either a Master of Science or a Graduate Certificate. The USC GIST certificate was one of the first online GIS graduate programs in the country, and the M.S. program is one of the only GIS graduate programs designed exclusively for the online environment. Both expose students to a core, geographic-innovation science foundation plus real-world GIS applications from leading educators.

Cost of Attendance*

2017-18 Academic Year per Credit Hour: $1,800

Total Tuition:
2017-18 Academic Year $50,400

Application Fee: $90, non-refundable fee.
Books/Supplies: Students can expect to incur additional expenses of approximately: books/supplies ($1,008), field excursion room/board ($450), field excursion travel ($0-$500, est.).

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology
Gainful Employment (GE) Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence
Gainful Employment (GE) Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Leadership
Gainful Employment (GE) Disclosure

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications.

  • Online Application
    Submit along with $90 application fee.
  • Bachelor’s degree
    Must be from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Grade Point Average
  • Standardized examinations
    GRE scores (required for the M.S. degree).

Application Deadline

Students are admitted on a rolling basis for fall, spring and summer semester starts.

*Subject to change