Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems (PSM in GIS) 4+1

Admissions Process

Students may apply for the accelerated master’s program as early as the second semester of their Sophomore year, for Junior year entry, and as late as the second semester of their Junior year, for Senior year entry. In the second semester of their senior year, students must formally apply to the PSM in GIS, for entry the following semester or summer session.

4+1 Eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25
  • Passed both GUS/ENST 3062: Fundamentals of GIS and GUS/ENST 3161: Spatial Statistics or an approved cognate with a B or higher
  • Statement of Goals (500-1,000 words)
  • Approval from an academic advisor in the student’s primary college, indicating how many credits (up to 12) can be dedicated to the accelerated degree
  • Two letters of support from faculty (GIS and Statistics faculty recommended)

To Apply

Your application should be sent to guses@temple.edu with the subject line "Accelerated PSM in GIS Application" and include the following:

  • Completed application form 
  • Statement of Goals (500-1,000 words)
  • Approval from an academic advisor indicating how many credits can be used for the accelerated degree
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty sent directly to guses@temple.edu

Have Additional Questions?

If you want to learn more about the program and the application process please view our FAQ's (pdf) or email the Program Coordinator