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.

money

$84M total research
awards at Mines
FY2019

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

award

#20 Top School in
the West, Forbes, 2019

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Requirements and Costs

Certificates

  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Current undergraduate or advanced degree holders, or combined degree program participants matriculating as undergraduate students at Colorado School of Mines
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Current undergraduate holder, or combined degree program participant matriculating as undergraduate student at Colorado School of Mines
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

MASTER OF SCIENCE – Non-Thesis

  • GIS and Geoinformatics

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

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

REQUIREMENT DETAILS

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350
Fees*$2,412$2,412
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075

*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.

Career Outcomes

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

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Degree Options

Master’s

  • GIS and Geoinformatics (Non-Thesis)

Certificates

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

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