Graduate student opportunities in GIScience
Department of Geography, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota
RECRUITING MA AND PHD STUDENTS FOR FALL 2024
RECRUITING MGIS STUDENTS IN SPRING 2023 AND FALL 2024
The Department of Geography, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota invites students to apply for MA and PhD positions in Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The department also offers a two-year professional Masters of GIS (MGIS).
The department offers all MA or PhD students a very competitive funding package that will cover a standard progression of four to five years for the PhD and two years for the MA. This includes a stipend, tuition, and fringe costs. The application deadline is mid-December for admission in the following year. Note we have strong links to the Population and Health training program at the Minnesota Population Center, which offers RA and fellowship funding.
The Department of Geography, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota has long been a center of innovative work in Geographic Information Science. The department is home to many full-time faculty/staff members who provide breadth and depth in GIScience concepts and practice.
Graduate students have many opportunities to work with community experts who offer hands-on classes in topics including programming, web mapping, spatial databases, and surveying. More broadly, the University of Minnesota has deep expertise in all matters spatial, with over a hundred faculty working in spatial science and hundreds more working in spatial areas. We are also home to U-Spatial, a world-class spatial science infrastructure.
The Department of Geography, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota is internationally recognized and includes scholars working in GIScience, urban geography, globalization and development, nature-society studies, regional geography, climatology, paleoclimatology, and biogeography. The University of Minnesota is a world-class university that offers students access to a wide array of faculty and departments. The metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul has a population of over three million people and supports thriving arts and cultural communities. It is regularly listed as one of the top ten best places to live in the United States.
- PhD/MA: See the application page for information. For questions about the MA/PhD application process, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Sara Braun ([email protected], +1 612 625-6080).
- MGIS: The professional MGIS program has information on applying. Questions about the MGIS program should be directed to Susanna McMaster ([email protected]).