Our Academic Programs
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems
ABOUT THE CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM
For over 85 years, UW-Madison has been home to one of the top ranked geography departments in the nation. UW-Madison is a world-class research university that provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The strength of our department is reflected in our ability to attract top-caliber students, compete for significant research funding, and win major awards, including more Guggenheim Fellowships than any other geography department.
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Graduate student handbook »
Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.
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Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.
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We consider all applicants to the M.S. for multi-year guaranteed funding packages. This funding, however, is not plentiful and it is competitive. Decisions about funding are typically made by late February.
Students in the GIS Development and Accelerated/Non-Thesis named options are not permitted to accept graduate assistantships or other appointments that would result in a tuition waiver and cannot enroll in other graduate programs nor take courses outside the prescribed curriculum.
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