GIS and Geoinformatics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

GIS and Geoinformatics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Geographic information systems (GIS) and geoinformatics is crucial to developing the technology, policies, standards, human resources and related activities necessary to maintain and preserve spatial data. Using an interdisciplinary teaching model, Mines’ GIS and Geoinformatics graduate program gives graduate students hands-on experience in geospatial training and advanced application and quantitative analysis of GIs and remote sensing. Graduates in this program will enhance their skills, stay ahead of the technology curve and advance their careers to become top-notch professionals and leaders in their field.

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$84M total research
awards at Mines
FY2019

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$81,265 average
starting salary for
Mines’ MS grads

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#20 Top School in
the West, Forbes, 2019

Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificates

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Letters of recommendation are not required for current Mines students. 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,676$39,618
Fees*$2,520$2,520
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$42,473$64,415
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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Career Outcomes

  • Geographer
  • Cartographer/Photogrammetrist
  • Urban/Regional planner
  • Surveyor
  • GIS analyst
  • GIS software engineer
  • Geomatics software engineer

Degree Options

Graduate Certificates

  • Geospatial Information Technology
  • GIS for Geohazards Evaluation
  • GIS for Environmental Studies
  • GIS for Natural Resources Assessment

Professional Master’s Non-Thesis

  • GIS and Geoinformatics