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M.S. in Geographic Information Systems Management Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Fall admission – No later than August 1.

Spring admission – No later than December 1.

Summer admission (recommended) – No later than May 1.

Application Requirements

Admission to the GIS Management program requires applicants to complete an Application for Graduate Admission at Salisbury University – visit the Graduate Studies Office for details – and the following additional program-specific requirements:

  1. Two academic or professional recommendations addressing the applicant’s ability to do graduate work.
  2. A personal statement of about 500 words that describes the applicant’s goals related to the pursuit of this graduate program of study to their overall career.
  3. Valid GRE results. Students more than 3-years removed from graduation (undergraduate) may request a GRE waiver. (Due to COVID-19. The GRE is waived for all students applying for summer 2020, fall 2020 enrollment, spring 2021, and fall 2021 enrollment).
  4. Completion of undergraduate coursework in both algebra and statistics.
  5. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited US university or international equivalent.
  6. International applicants who are non-native speakers of English should present a TOEFL score of at least 550 points (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test). Students may substitute this for other evidence of English proficiency (such as graduation from an English speaking university) at the graduate director’s discretion.
  7. A professional resume highlighting:
    • any management or technical experience working in a professional capacity in business, government or non-government organizations
    • knowledge of and recent (within the last three years) professional experience using GIS software


  • at least two semesters of geographic information science courses
  • some combination of professional GIS experience and formal coursework


Students may only apply only once every 12 months.