GIS and Geoinformatics’s Online Master’s Program

The interdisciplinary program in geographic information systems (GIS) and geoinformatics focuses on applications of GIS technology,  geospatial training, multi-criteria decision-making, and quantitative analysis aspects of GIS and remote sensing.  Focus is on earth, energy and environmental aspects of GIS.

GGE Graduate Programs has information about the Graduate Application Process and Graduate Application Fee Waivers.

Certificate and Degree Requirements

We offer four graduate certificates and a non-thesis Master’s degree. The courses taken for certificate degrees can be used towards the Master’s degree. Courses for these programs are online, offered in 8-week lengths first- and second-half of each semester.

Colorado School of Mines undergraduate geology students may apply for a Combined ‘4+1’ whereby they may double count 6 credit hours for both the undergraduate geology degree and the GIS & Geoinformatics’s degree. Application for the combined program needs to be done the semester before applying for completion of the undergraduate degree, by filling out the Combined Application for graduate studies. The courses may count for both the undergraduate and graduate degrees,  must be completed with a grade of B- or better, and must be 500-level or higher courses. Selection of courses should be undertaken in consultation with the GIS graduate academic advisor.

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Documents and Forms

A number of important forms can be accessed in interactive form at the Office of Graduate Studies website. Several forms (e.g., Admission to Candidacy form) must be filled out at that website and printed for signatures and submittal. The Graduation Application form should be completed and submitted online.

Following are the Thesis Committee Step-by-Step Guide for Graduation Commencement for December 2023 and May 2024.

Field Trip Forms (Three)

International Trips