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Overview

Southern Utah University’s GIS courses and laboratory serve many departments, degrees, and affiliated entities across the SUU campus and surrounding communities. The Geographic Information Systems program from Southern Utah University and laboratory use the most current technology, hardware, and software available. The GIS lab offers service learning opportunities to students through local and regional projects and internships. We provide a learning environment that fosters undergraduate research.

Mission

The mission of the SUU geography program is:

  • To continue and expand interdepartmental relationships between the Departments of Physical Science GIS Program and a variety of disciplines on campus, and to support these programs and degrees offered by their departments.
  • To discover, describe, explain, and interpret the character of the Earth as home to humans by focusing on interrelationships within and among natural and cultural subsystems and regions.
  • To contribute to the liberal education offered by the University, to provide excellence in teaching, and to offer students the best in geography education that can be obtained at any institution of higher learning.
  • To offer specialized training in applied geography, including GIS, cartography, and related geospatial technologies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    26 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • GPS Theory, Techniques, and Methods 
  • Cartography
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • The Earth from Space: Intro to Remote Sensing
  • Earth from Space: Intro to Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Residential Architecture Using AutoCAD
  • Plane Surveying and GPS

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application - pay required $60 application fee (U.S. currency only), $35 for returning students
    • English Proficiency - Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first language is not English
    • Transcripts - Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each high school, college, and university attended must be submitted
    • Passport - Please provide a copy of the photo page of your passport
    • Finances - International students are required to demonstrate that funds are available for the first year of study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20822 USD/year
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Living costs for Cedar City

  • 870 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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