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Admission & Aid

Application for Admission

For formal admission to the graduate program, applicants need to supply:

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Original Transcripts
  • Original GRE’s (Graduate Record Exam)
  • Original TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Video (See below)

We encourage all international applicants to submit, in addition to the complete application package, a video of approximately 8 to 10 minutes, in which they describe their research interests, their background and experience in doing independent research, and their future goals. (See details below under Research Assistantship Opportunities).

We highly encourage all applicants to Apply Online on the Graduate School website. Please note that even though you enter details about people supplying reference letters it is up to you to contact those parties. Also note that you can pay the application fee by credit card but that information must be conveyed by phone call. For a quick consultation with a faculty member on your application or to receive an initial indication of whether you are likely to be admitted, see Contact Information.

Typical Minimum Standardized Test Scores

Target Minimum GRE Scores : Spatial Information Science and Engineering

  • Master Level Verbal/Quantitative: Verbal – 146, Quant – 148 and Total – 295 are the typical minimum scores we consider [1000 under old scoring system]
  • Analytical: 3.5  is the typical target score to be considered
  • PhD Level Verbal/Quantitative: Verbal – 151, Quant – 150 and Total – 301 are the typical minimum scores we consider
  •  Analytical: 4.0 is the typical target score to be considered
  • Target minimum score TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • 550 paper-based
    • 213 computer-based
    • 80 iBT

Target Minimum GRE Scores : MS Spatial Informatics

  • Verbal/Quantitative: Verbal – 143, Quant – 146  are the typical minimum scores we consider [900 under old scoring system]
  • Analytical: 3.5  is the typical target score to be considered
  • Target minimum score TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • 550 paper-based
    • 213 computer-based
    • 80 iBT

Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above.

For admission requirements consult the Graduate Catalog.

Research Assistantship Opportunities

Funding is available for graduate research assistants on a wide variety of research projects. Such funding is generated by individual faculty members as well as by groups of faculty. You may want to contact individual faculty regarding their current and imminent projects. We encourage all applicants who seek funding through graduate research assistantships to submit, in addition to the complete application package, a video of approximately 8 to 10 minutes, in which they describe their research interests, their background and experience in doing independent research, and their future goals. This movie may be uploaded to a video hosting site such as YouTube.com or SciVee.tv with the url link forwarded to us or may be burned to a CD and mailed (please provide in QuickTime format if mailed on CD) in as part of your graduate application. (Note: Do NOT attempt to e-mail the large movie file). Alternatively, a simple video cassette tape will be accepted. Submission of a video is particularly important for prospective graduate students whose first language is other than English.

Additional Financial Support Options

For general information on the range of grants, loans and scholarships available from Federal and other sources for graduate students, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid. University-wide assistantships and scholarships may be available. All full-time students are eligible to apply.

Many students are supported through jobs on campus in various technical and administrative support roles. Openings are regularly posted at student employment.