Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Master of Advanced Study in Geograpic Information Systems (MAS-GIS)


Program in Sociology

Tempe, AZ 85287

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems (MAS-GIS)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MAS-GIS program is designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds with either extensive or limited experience in GIS. The objective of the program is to provide a comprehensive professional degree that balances work in the theoretical aspects of GIS, the technical side of the discipline, and the applications domain. Courses are held in the evenings and the degree is completed in one year. The success of our program can be gauged by two matrixes: first, our graduates are finding gainful employment in the rapidly growing geospatial technology industry in Arizona and elsewhere; two, regional employers from both the private and public sphere speak very highly about the quality of our graduates. The MAS-GIS program is a compact one-year nonthesis degree program fostering advanced study in management and the use of GIS technology in public and corporate environments.The courses are held in the evenings during the week, the curriculum is highly adaptable to the work environment, and a MAS-GIS degree is achievable in a one-year time period. The program begins every August and students attend evening classes during the fall and spring semesters. Students select a capstone project that they complete during a summer eight week session. Final presentations take place in mid-July, and in less than 11 months, the degree is complete.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

If you are from a country whose native language is not English, you must provide evidence of English proficiency as indicated by acceptable scores on the TOEFL or IELTS as follows: 1. The minimum TOEFL requirement is 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT). 2. The minimum IELTS is an overall band score of 6.5 with no individual band below a 6.0. Applicants who have met one of the following conditions at a regionally accredited college/university in the United States do not need to submit evidence of English proficiency: 1. earned a bachelor's degree or higher 2. completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate level study with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher 3. completed at least 90 undergraduate semester credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher 4. completed the American English and Culture Program Advanced Level II with grades of B or better and have the recommendation of the Director of the ASU American English and Culture Program (AECP).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and outside resources. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.
ASU FAFSA Code: 001081.

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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