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Graduate Masters Degree

Research Master of Science in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST)

The 28-credit (+ 4 thesis credits) Research Master of Science in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) gives you the opportunity to partner with one of our expert faculty to design and implement a thesis project while earning your degree. Required courses are mostly online, but you will also have face-to-face interaction with a faculty mentor, and your thesis research may require you to work on-campus. Successful students may choose to enter the growing geospatial industry or to pursue further graduate study after completing this 2-year degree.

A typical 2-year (4 semester) program is outlined here.

***Note to International Students:

International students enrolled in US universities are limited to a certain number or credit hours of online courses every semester. Since most of the GIST courses are taught in online mode, this could pose problems to international students enrolled in our programs to meet these requirements. Due to the ongoing pandemic, these restrictions have been modified for the academic year 2021-22.  However, these restrictions could change for the next academic years.  Prior to submitting the application, international students must contact UW International Students and Scholars ( and WYGISC Academic Director ( to learn about the current requirement and how it could affect their immigration status.***




For a full list of courses and descriptions, visit the University of Wyoming GIST Catalog page.



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Beth McMillan

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