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Geospatial Technologies


Geospatial Technologies







Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences


Advance Your Skills

Geospatial technologies are a driving force for decision-making worldwide. The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma fosters the geospatial insights, technical skills, and advanced training with an online Master of Science in Geospatial Technology. This program will prepare you for public and private sector career opportunities in fields as diverse as agriculture, public zoning, ecology, and financial services.


The OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences offers various training and collaboration opportunities in the growing field of geospatial technologies. You will gain a head-start in transitioning from the classroom to the real-world.

Our online M.S. program positions students to become leaders in the rapidly growing field of geospatial technologies. The online M.S. in Geospatial Technology program is 33 credit hours and can be completed in 21 months.

Course sequence:

    Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

    Quantitative Methods

    Spatial Data Management

    Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

    GIS Applications

    Spatial Programming and GIS

    Research and Professional Development

    Spatial Statistics

    Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis

    Digital Image Processing

    Thinking about Geography and Environmental Sustainability 


    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall and Spring



Lead in Today's World

Our curriculum includes the theory and application of geospatial technologies – so you learn both conceptual and professional skills. You will use creative, qualitative, and mixed research methods to deepen your understanding of our world.



Academic Excellence

Our faculty is dedicated to expanding your intellectual views with critical perspectives. Faculty areas of expertise include coupled human and natural systems, integrated modeling, location and suitability modeling, landscape ecology, and data visualization.



Strong Career Growth

The geospatial technology market is expected to grow by 10.7% by 2024 with a projected market size of $19.7B. With this advanced degree, students will likely have access to higher-paying jobs and career advancement opportunities.


An Investment in Your Future

Tuition for the online M.S. in Geospatial Technology is $32,505. Fees associated with the program are included in this cost. Books and materials are additional.

Once accepted into the program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit. This deposit will be applied to your first semester’s tuition, provided you enroll in the program and start with your designated cohort class.


Program Details

Admission to the University of Oklahoma’s M.S. in Geospatial Technology is selective. Those interested in the program should have a competitive undergraduate GPA. Additional admissions factors may include work or service experience, demonstrated leadership potential, exceptional talents or skills, trends, or improvement in academic performance and undergraduate school performance.

To apply for the online M.S. in Geospatial Technology program, students are asked to submit:

  • Online application and application fee of $50
  • Resume 
  • Short responses (400 words per question) to three questions
  • Official undergraduate transcript from an accredited institution

Applicants must submit at least one of the following, but are encouraged to submit more:

  • GRE score (Waivers may be available for students with industry experience)
  • Reference letter
  • Written paper or report from the past three years
  • Portfolio of past GIS work (if applicable)

The online M.S. in Geospatial Technology admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process. Once the Office of Graduate Admissions has received all required application materials and evaluated transcripts, the committee will strive to respond to applicants within one week.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-325-2929.

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Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

(405) 367-0907

Schedule a Time to Meet


Dr. Kirsten de Beurs
Director Online MS in Geospatial Technologies