Geographic Information Science MS

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

Geographic information science seeks to redefine concepts for their use in the digital age, while geographic information systems (GIS) employs powerful technologies to analyze, visualize and display spatial patterns. Admission to the program is open to students who hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline. Students admitted to the program are expected to show proficiency in calculus, univariate and multivariate statistics, and introductory GIS, at the time of admission. Students who do not meet the minimum qualifications are advised to make up deficiencies before entering the MS program. Learn how this degree prepares you for employment.

Program Contact

Geography Department
105 Wilkeson Quad
Buffalo, NY 14261
Email: geog@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-0471
Fax: 716-645-2329

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 36 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.