MS in GIS Admission and Application Requirements
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited US college or university, or equivalent international credential
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Program-Specific Prerequisite Course:
- One semester of statistics or quantitative methods
How to Apply
Congratulations on reaching this milestone as you work to further your educational journey with Johns Hopkins University. Here are the steps you will need to follow as you apply for your graduate program. Please visit the How to Apply page for additional information.
- Complete the Application.
- Gather and upload the required supporting materials.
- Submit the application along with the $75 application fee.
Required Supporting Materials
Please include any full- or part-time work, internships, and relevant volunteer history. Be sure to detail your educational background and any previous responsibilities related to your intended program.
Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to [email protected]. If your institution does not provide electronic transcripts, request that your institution send an official transcript directly to:
Johns Hopkins University
Advanced Academic Programs
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Suite 420 West
Maitland, FL 32751
In a single page, please discuss why you wish to pursue the MS in Geographic Information Systems degree. Focus on your long-term goals and how this academic program will complement these goals. Discuss the strengths of your academic and professional background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials.
Please identify two individuals, such as professors or supervisors, who can verify your professional and/or academic accomplishments. Submit your recommenders’ contact information within your online application. They will be emailed automatically with instructions to access the system and provide their recommendations.
Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States or have international coursework are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation. Studying abroad may be exempt.
If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Please note this program requires a minimum online TOEFL test score of 100.
Take the Next Step
GIS professionals are in demand and well paid. Take the first step toward a career in this growing field.