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Admissions Procedure for GIST Graduate Students


How to Apply for Graduate GIST Programs

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Application Deadlines

For Fall 2024 admission into the GIST Program, application deadlines are:

  • February 26th, 2024 for Thesis Master's students who wish to be considered for Graduate Assistantships
  • July 31st, 2024 for all other first-time UW or non-UW students
  • August 16th, 2024 for all other current UW students
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How to Apply

To apply for the online professional M.S. in GIST or an online graduate certificate in GIS, Remote Sensing, or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS):

  1. Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal
  2. After filling in this form, you will receive an email with a link and a temporary username and password
  3. Provide the information requested at the provided link
  4. Submit the $50 application fee
  5. Submit all required documents to the online document portal (see requirements below)
  6. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to UW Admissions: Address: University of Wyoming Admissions, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071

Requirements for Admission

Degree Seeking (M.S. degree or graduate certificates)

  • Graduate Application at UW Admissions (visit Graduate Education for details)
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (no restriction on major)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools you have attended Minimum GPA of 3.0 in previous coursework
  • No GRE required!
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A personal statement that describes your academic interests, career goals, related experience and accomplishments, and relevant coursework.
  • 2 letters of recommendation are required for students applying for the Research M.S. in GIST (with thesis)
  • Student's enrolling in online programs are expected to have a computer and internet access

Non-Degree Seeking students wishing to take GIST courses can find information on admissions here.

International students must also include the following. Please visit Graduate Education for more information about international admissions.

  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Financial Statement
  • English Proficiency – Results of TOEFL or IELTS for some international students

Tuition and Fees

Note: Most courses for these credentials are online, and certain fees apply (e.g., $25/credit distance fee)

Please see the UW Cost of Attendance website for more information on tuition and fees. 

***The GIST Program follows the standard UW graduate tuition rate***

Have questions or want
to find out more?

Contact our program advisor:
Beth McMillan

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