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Cartography and Geographic Information Systems

160 Science Hall
550 N Park St
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Sharon Kahn
Phone: 608-262-3861
Fax: 608-265-3991
E-mail: gradschool@geography.wisc.edu











These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.
These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.
Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed below for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.
Face‑to‑face
Evening/weekend
Online
Hybrid
Accelerated
Additional assistantship
and/or
enrollment policy
Admitting Degree(s):
M.S.
Named Option(s):
GIS Development

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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 GUIDE

Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.

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PROGRAM PROFILE

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

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ADDITIONAL POLICY

We consider all applicants 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. These funding guarantees (typically 2 years for M.S. students and 3 years for Ph.D. students) are most commonly in the form of teaching assistantships and are guaranteed at a level such that students are eligible for health insurance and tuition remission.

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