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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Geography & the Environment

Degree Programs

Department of Geography

FAQs

How much is tuition?
Tuition per credit hour for the 2013-2014 academic year will be $1,104 per credit hour but online MSGISc students are eligible for scholarship reducing the credit hour tuition by 49.9 percent.
Do I need to take the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)?
If you intend to apply to the online program and have earned an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better AND you earn a GPA of 3.5 or better in the University of Denver GIS Certificate Program, you may apply to waive the GRE. Students in the on-campus program are not eligieble to waive the GRE requirement.
What is my undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0?
If you have taken the GRE and score a 1000, or 300 in the new scale,  or better combined score of the Qualitative and Verbal sections of the GRE, AND your earn a 3.5 GPA or better in the University of Denver GIS Certificate program, you may apply to waive the GPA requirement.
What is the minimum GRE score I need to be admitted?
Students should score 1000, or 300 in the new scale, or better combined score of the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the GRE. Students taking the "new" GRE should score a minimum combined score of 300.
What University of Denver's GIS certificate program classes transfer to the online MSGISc degree?
All of your certificate program classes should transfer (up to 24 credit hours), however, if you took GIS 4101 - Introduction to GIS, or GIS 4110 - Introduction to GIS Statistics, those classes do not transfer toward the MSGISc degree requirement, they merely fulfill the GIS prerequisite for admission.
I earned the GIS certificate when courses were three credit hours. Will they transfer to the online MSGISc program?
Yes, your three-credit hour classes will transfer to the online MSGISc program. You may transfer up to 24 University of Denver GIS Certificate Program credit-hours to the online MSGISc degree.
How many credit hours may I transfer from another university GIS program?
You may transfer up to 10 GIS credit hours from another regionally accredited university GIS program to the online MSGISc program. If you are also transferring from University College GIS Certificate Program, the two transfers should add 24 credit-hours.
What is the difference between classes with a GIS prefix and classes with a GEOG prefix?
GIS prefix classes are offered in the GIS Certificate Program in University College at the University of Denver. GEOG classes are offered in the Department of Geography at the University of Denver. There are a few courses with the same course number and course title, but different prefixes. These courses are the same, but the instructors may vary.
Can I transfer non-GIS classes from another university to the online MSGISc program?
No.
How can I fulfill the statistics prerequisite for the online MSGISc program?
In the online MSGISc program you will take an advanced statistics course. How you prepare for that course is up to you. You can take any undergraduate-level statistics course anywhere you would like and that should prepare you. Perhaps you took an undergraduate statistics class for your undergraduate degree already. If not, you can take a statistics class at a community college. You could take an online statistics class. Now we have an online statistics class for the GIS Certificate Program, GIS 4110, that counts towards the certificate degree, but only fulfills the graduate degree prerequisite.