GIS Management
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MSGISM Application Process

Application to Salisbury University's Master of Science in GIS Management Program requires graduate students to apply to SU for Graduate Study AND to the Department of Geography and Geosciences. Listed below are the documents required and the offices to which they should be sent. All documents must be received by the deadline or your application will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. Application materials will be held for one year from the application deadline.


Questions about or difficulties with the Graduate Application should be directed to University Admissions at (410) 543–6161.
  • Application & Fees
Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Program Admission along with a $65 application fee. The application fee is neither refundable nor deferrable for a future semester of entrance. Applicants are encouraged to apply electronically here; electronic application greatly reduces the time required to process your application.
  • Transcripts
Contact the Registrar's Office at each community college, college, and university you attended (whether or not credit was actually earned) and request that official records are sent directly to Salisbury University Admissions, 1200 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801.


Questions about the MSGISPA Application should be directed to the Program Administrative Office at (410) 543-6460.

  • MSGISM Application

Complete and sign the MSGISM application form.

  • Professional Resume

In lieu of completing the Professional Experience section of the MSGISM application, applicants may submit a copy of their professional resume.

  • GRE Scores

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores need only be submitted if the applicant has limited GIS or Public Administration Experience.  If GRE scores are more than 5 years old, please submit updated scores.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
Using the Professional/Academic Recommendation Form, provide three professional letters of recommendation. We suggest one from an employer, one from an academic source, and one from a professional colleague or community associate. Do not ask friends or relatives. Only one recommendation can be from a Salisbury University Geography and Geosciences Department faculty member. Waive or retain your right of access on each form, then give one form and a self addressed stamped envelope to each referee for completion. Each referee should complete the questions, sign the form, place the original in the envelope, and sign his/her name across the seal before mailing. Submit the UNOPENED envelopes with your MSGISM Application. Recommendations MUST have an intact signature across the envelope seal to be considered valid.
  • Personal Statement

Include on a separate sheet a personal statement of about 500 words that describes your goals related to the pursuit of this graduate program of study and to your overall career.


Submit your complete MSGISM Application by mailing it to:

Salisbury University
Department of Geography and Geosciences - Master's Program
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801

An Application Checklist is provided with the Application Materials for your convenience.  Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure that Admissions and the MSGISM Program have all the documents required to process your application.  Students will be issued a formal decision letter following the MSGISM Admissions Committee's review.