Geographic Information Science (GIS) Administration

Degree:Master of Science (M.S.)
Major:Geographic Information Science Administration
Certificates:Graduate Geographic Information Science Certificate
Graduate Geographic Information Science - Archaeology Certificate
Department:Earth and Environmental Sciences
Building 13, Room 206
(850) 474-3377
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:45.0702
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 36

The MS in GIS Administration degree program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, including 12 credit hours of business courses and 24 credit hours of GIS coursework. It has only one track. 

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

  • Recommended minimum score at the 50th percentile for the verbal reasoning section and the 40th percentile for the quantitative reasoning section of the Graduate Record Examination(GRE*).
  • Recommended minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale.
  • Recommended minimum senior year/major GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale.
  • Submission of letter of intent describing work experience and reasons for pursuing the program, including how the degree relates to career goals.
  • Submission of a completed GIS capstone intention form.
  • Submission of three recommendation forms by individuals familiar with the student’s ability to succeed in a graduate program.

*GRE waiver will apply to the following:

  • UWF Graduate GIS Certificate holders with a Certificate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • UWF undergraduate GIS Certificate holders with a Certificate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Students who hold previous MS or MA graduate degrees

No more than 49% of program requirements for this degree may be in traditional business subjects.