71 Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences

A Master of Science degree is the first step on the road to postgraduate work in fields related to science, engineering, and medicine. This degree is usually achieved after the student gets his or her bachelor’s or other undergraduate degree, and it allows them to pursue a more specialized area of study within their chosen field. Many top organizations and an increasing number of mid-tier on… Read more

A Master of Science degree is the first step on the road to postgraduate work in fields related to science, engineering, and medicine. This degree is usually achieved after the student gets his or her bachelor’s or other undergraduate degree, and it allows them to pursue a more specialized area of study within their chosen field. Many top organizations and an increasing number of mid-tier ones require potential employees to have master’s degrees or higher to be considered for many jobs.

Those looking to answer the question what is an MSc in Geographic Sciences must first understand the history of this relatively new field. Geographic sciences are those related to mapping, cartography, and other techniques related to painting a picture of the earth’s surface. The first Master in Geographic Sciences degree was offered by the University of Edinburgh beginning in 1985, but dozens of institutes all around the world now offer similar programs.

Getting a Masters in Geographic Sciences puts students at the forefront of an exciting developing field. There is currently a high demand for workers with experience in computer mapping, translating satellite imagery, creating spacial databases, and other skills related to the geographic sciences.

The cost of getting a Masters in Geographic Sciences varies between institutions. Most degree tracks require two years of full-time study, but some European universities offer the degree in one year. Tuition costs by semester change accordingly.

There is a high demand for skilled workers in the geographic sciences worldwide. Graduates can work in the private or public sector, lending their skills to the government, various institutes of learning, or private companies. Some jobs require travel and field work, while others can be done primarily from a single office.

Getting an MSc in Geographic Sciences online is an excellent choice for students who need to study around a busy schedule or who have difficulty getting to the classroom. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, USA

Geodesign goes beyond a traditional understanding of geography, therefore demanding a multidimensional view of the environment, including population changes, our consumption, ... +

Geodesign goes beyond a traditional understanding of geography, therefore demanding a multidimensional view of the environment, including population changes, our consumption, and demand of resources, existing natural and manmade systems, climate changes and other factors. By integrating the principles of design and this expanded geographic perspective, Geodesign professionals develop solutions to our environmental crises as they affect our urban populations and the future of our planet. The MS in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign is a 36-credit post-professional degree open to those interested in GIS and/or the allied design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and engineering. Classes are offered on a full-time or part-time basis and are held in the evenings and Saturdays in order to meet the needs of our professional students. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, USA

The UMW MSGA program is one of just two in Virginia. Through the MSGA program, you will master geospatial technology and critically assess data and results to ask and answer s ... +

The UMW MSGA program is one of just two in Virginia. Through the MSGA program, you will master geospatial technology and critically assess data and results to ask and answer spatial questions. Intended for recent graduates with a major, minor, certificate, or multiple courses in geospatial technology, and for professionals already working in geospatial fields, the program integrates theory and technical training with critical thinking, project management, and communication skills – giving you the competitive advantage you need to advance your career in the high-growth geospatial technology industry. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
24 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany

The elite study subject Satellite Technology is offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the JMU as a research-oriented course of studies with a Master of ... +

The elite study subject Satellite Technology is offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the JMU as a research-oriented course of studies with a Master of Science degree within the framework of the Elite Network Bavaria. The course is conducted entirely in English. The students acquire special knowledge and skills necessary to be able to apply interdisciplinary contents from physics, computer science, geosciences, electrical engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering in the field of space technology to solve challenging tasks. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
12 Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, USA

Utilize cutting-edge geospatial technologies to market and provide real-time information to consumers and businesses with a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science. ... +

Utilize cutting-edge geospatial technologies to market and provide real-time information to consumers and businesses with a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science. Advance your career in just 18 months with no formal research and thesis. Geospatial technologies, ranging from GPS-enabled devices and satellite remote sensing to combining data sets into a visual representation, are an integral part of our interconnected world and can be applied in a wide range of industries including agriculture, healthcare, energy, and transportation. You will build flexible, cross-disciplinary expertise around a strong GIS core, drawing upon the University of Illinois’s renowned strengths in GIS, informatics, computer science, and related fields. -
MSc
Full-time
18 months
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
United Arab Emirates University College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Master of Science Program at UAE University are the first of its kind in the region. It is designed to provide you with t ... +

The Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Master of Science Program at UAE University are the first of its kind in the region. It is designed to provide you with the theoretical background and practical skills to start or advance your career in remote sensing and GIS. Our curriculum has been specifically developed to suit students from diverse academic backgrounds and professional occupations. No prior remote sensing or GIS experience is required to excel in the program. (Total credit hours is 30 for thesis and 34 for no-thesis). -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Stockholm University
Östermalm, Sweden

In many places in the world, we experience rapid environmental change. In the Master of Science in Polar Landscape and Quaternary Climate, you get the knowledge and skills nec ... +

In many places in the world, we experience rapid environmental change. In the Master of Science in Polar Landscape and Quaternary Climate, you get the knowledge and skills necessary for the understanding and analysis of polar and alpine landscapes. You get insights into how they have changed on different time scales, linked to climate variations during the Quaternary period. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
UPES
Dehradun, India

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MSc
Jul 2020
 
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

Are you interested in geotechnical and mining engineering? Do you want to have engineering tools which are important for the development of our future society? Then this two-y ... +

Are you interested in geotechnical and mining engineering? Do you want to have engineering tools which are important for the development of our future society? Then this two-year university program in Civil engineering with specialization in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering will suit you! -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The Master of Science in Geography Program has, on average, 20 to 25 students in residence each year. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (thesis option) or 36 h ... +

The Master of Science in Geography Program has, on average, 20 to 25 students in residence each year. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (thesis option) or 36 hours (non-thesis option). -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Klagenfurt, Austria +1 More

Ever since GPS, mobile phones and the Internet have become an integral and necessary part of everyday life, the role of geographic information systems (GIS) can no longer be d ... +

Ever since GPS, mobile phones and the Internet have become an integral and necessary part of everyday life, the role of geographic information systems (GIS) can no longer be disputed. An abundance of desktop, Web and mobile applications are processing Geodata and Geoinformation, hence enabling a wide variety of applications. Environmental protection, route planning, disaster management, crime analysis, geodata collection or demographics are just a few examples of the critical role spatial information plays in our lives. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Oct 2020
15 May 2020
Campus
 
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, USA

The M.S. in geographic information systems from Elmhurst College will give you in-depth knowledge of the geospatial field and introduce you to spatial thinking and geographic ... +

The M.S. in geographic information systems from Elmhurst College will give you in-depth knowledge of the geospatial field and introduce you to spatial thinking and geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool used in a variety of applications in the industry. -
MSc
Part-time
24 - 36 months
English
25 Aug 2020
02 Aug 2020
Online
 
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, USA

The Master of Science degree with a major in Applied Geography prepares graduates for advanced study, meaningful employment, and life-long learning. The program’s applied focu ... +

The Master of Science degree with a major in Applied Geography prepares graduates for advanced study, meaningful employment, and life-long learning. The program’s applied focus nurtures a culture of engagement, providing students with hands-on learning opportunities and helping students from a variety of academic disciplines apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
18 May 2020
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom +1 More

The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alo ... +

The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alongside aspects of climate change. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
ENAC
Toulouse, France

The MSc ASNAT aims at training scientists in Research and Development in the field of satellite-based positioning and telecommunications for the aviation industry and any othe ... +

The MSc ASNAT aims at training scientists in Research and Development in the field of satellite-based positioning and telecommunications for the aviation industry and any other business sectors where mobile localization applications and services are key development assets (cars and trucks, maritime, agriculture, mobile telephony applications, etc.). -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany

Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges i ... +

Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 

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