MS GIS Apply

Application Materials

  • Online graduate admissions application.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee  
  • Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor’s degree and any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
  • Three references. Your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. 
  • Official copy of scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years. Those who already hold a master’s degree or higher or who have earned a 3.0 or higher in the Graduate Certificate in GIS are exempt from this requirement. 
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable. Please review our TOEFL/IELTS policy.
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following questions:
    -What factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past, and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State?
    -What are your long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them?
    -Is there any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application?

Additional Requirements and Notes

  • Bachelor's degree in Geography or related field
  • Students who have successfully completed three (3) courses of the Graduate Certificate in GIS program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or greater can enter the MS program directly with approval of the graduate coordinator. 

Application Deadlines

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.