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Overview

Geography is traditionally divided into three areas, and all three are offered in the SUU geography curriculum. 

These include:

(1) physical geography, an examination of earth’s physical systems; 

(2) human or cultural geography, which explores spatial relationships in human activities; and 

(3) technical or applied geography, including the technologies of geographic research, which encompasses cartography, GIS, GPS, and related technologies.

The mission of the Geographic Information Systems course at Southern Utah University 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
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • GPS Theory, Techniques, and Methods 
  • Cartography
  • Cartography Lab 
  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  • Principles of GIS Lab 
  • Advanced GIS Analysis Methods Lab 

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

This course does not require prerequisite courses, conditions, or degrees for admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10411 USD/semester
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  • National

    9911 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    3003 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Cedar City

  • 870 - 1510 USD/month
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Funding

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