CSULB Masters of Science in GIS

Dear GIS Community:

We are currently accepting applications to the Masters of Science in Geographic information Science (MSGISci) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program. Classes are offered on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals.

Please encourage potential applicants to visit www.beachgis.com for more details. 

Review of applications begins April 1, 2017 (note the upcoming FAFSA application deadlines (fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm; March 2nd for CA residents).

Thank you in advance.



Suzanne P. Wechsler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
Director, Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci)


2 thoughts on “CSULB Masters of Science in GIS

    • I also do not recommend the program. I felt like the classes where a little outdated, as far as GIS technology goes for. There were only 2 classes I felt were helpful. They were the database management courses that were taught by a teaching assistant and the City of HB’s GIS admin. Outside of your final project and class assignments, If you did any GIS it is to benefit the research of the MSGIS director (which is Uncertainty in GIS). The remote sensing class was pretty good, the database management classes were good but those were only taught in the winter intersession. When I discussed my concerns about the program with my cohort, they all agreed that they were unhappy with it. There are no classes on statistical analysis or any of that sort of valuable stuff. Take your $19,500 and put it towards a better program.

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