Comparison of Tuition and Fees among Online Graduate GIS Programs
The University of Maine aggressively controls tuition and fees for both on-campus and distance graduate students to provide a world-class GIScience education at an affordable price. We minimally advertise to keep costs down. Online students completing the first five required courses receive the Graduate Certificate in GIS while those going on to complete a full program of ten courses receive the MS Spatial Informatics.
The University of Maine is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant university and is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. Please compare the UMaine MS with other GIScience graduate programs not only on cost but on relevance of course content to your specific interests, needs and background, quality of courses, quality of professors, and quality and success of our past graduates.
If you are accepted into the UMaine online graduate program, you will be among an elite group of multidisciplinary students gaining the benefit of a very high quality GIScience graduate education at a very low comparative cost.
Cost Comparisons among Selected U.S. Online Masters
Geographic Information Science Programs
|GIScience Master’s Degree and Academic Home
|Estimated Cost of Full Online Master’s Degree
|University of Maine
|MS Spatial Informatics – GIScience within a School of Computing and Information Science
|The University of West Florida
|MS Geographic Information Science Administration
|Kent State University
|Master of Geographic Information Science
|Northwest Missouri State University
|MS Geographic Information Science
|University of Colorado Denver
|Master of Engineering Geographic Information Systems – GIScience within a College of Engineering
|Tennessee State University
|Professional Science Master in Applied Geospatial Information Sciences
|University of Washington
|Professional Master’s Program in Geographic Information Systems
Tuition and Fees
|Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Services
|Pennsylvania State University
|Master of Geographic Information Systems
|Johns Hopkins University
|MS Geographic Information Systems
|University of Florida
|Master of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning / Geographic Information Systems
|University of Southern California
|MS Geographic Information Science & Technology
The cost estimates for university online programs in the above table are drawn from the indicated web links indicated and, except for UMaine, may NOT include all fees. All rates shown are for out-of-state students and some programs may have lower in-state rates. All courses at the University of Maine may be completed entirely at a distance. Synchronous optional discussion sessions are often available weekly with the UMaine professors. Although required synchronous sessions are rarely used with our courses, an occasional course may require some live sessions. Other university GIS programs listed above may require some campus visits and/or require mandatory synchronous online sessions in several of their courses..