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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Master (Geographic Information Systems)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary

$ 13,552 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • University of Calgary offers Masters in Geographic Information Systems with a duration of 1 year.
  • This course is offered on a full-time and course-based.
  • The Geographic Information Systems program will appeal to people who are already in the GIS/remote sensing industry, as well as those seeking to acquire GIS knowledge and practical experience to complement their existing specialization. 
  • This program consists of three core courses, two GIS research courses, and five electives.
    • Three courses on topics including
    • Remote Sensing
    • Spatial Analysis
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Five courses chosen by agreement between the student and supervisor supporting the student's research project.
  • A course on theoretical issues related to a GIS research topic, and a course on the implementation of a GIS project.
  • Students will participate in the annual department conference by delivering an oral presentation or developing an academic poster.
  • The program provides a thorough understanding of geographical information concepts and theory, along with exposure to research and application specialties.
  • The University of Calgary ranked in 6th place in Canada by Research Infosource in 2018.
  • The University offers small class sizes that provide close research interaction with their supervision.
  • The Faculty of the department have received global recognition by winning awards like federal awards, Provincial awards, Indigenous awards, etc.
  • The average salary after this program goes upto 53,067 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1 year
Fees$ 13,552 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 30)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
Program Urlhttps://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/geography-master-geographic-inf...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree (4-years) from a recognized institution or an equivalent degree from the university.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in Mathematics, Social Science, Statistics, History of Economics, Political Economy.
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of an undergraduate degree.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Students may also be considered who have good research work.
  • For the thesis-based Master's program, admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.
  • It typically takes two years to complete, with a maximum of four years.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year Bachelor’s degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Or,  completed a 3-year Bachelor's Degree must hold a Master's Degree.
  • Or, have a CGPA of 8/10 (or 7.5/10 for IIT's only).

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, and it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for better a chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Study proposal: Document proposing a research project, generally in the sciences or academia, and generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay stating the purpose of applying to a particular course at a particular university.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.


Application Deadline

Fall
Apr 30


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

59 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$13552

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #151/ 200

Geography [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. Students may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum terms in a work. 


Career and Placement after Course

Career opportunities are:

  • Cartographer
  • Commercial/Residential Surveyor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Planning and Development Surveyor
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • GIS analyst
  • Land Surveyor
  • Surveyor Tech
  • Spatial Data Analyst
  • GIS Specialist
  • Map Interpreter



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