Doctoral Program in Geographic Information Science College of Liberal Arts Texas State University

Doctoral Program in Geographic Information Science College of Liberal Arts Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $18,596
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Geographic Information Systems Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


71% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 21
    • Accepted 15
    • Acceptance Rate 71
    • Enrolled 9
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $90
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (minimum preferred score of 303 verbal and quantitative), master's degree in geography or related field from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.5 on all graduate coursework, 3 letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose, curriculum vitae
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$18,596
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableTeaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students19
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students19
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Full-time Percentage53%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian26%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian11%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student58%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty25
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage36%
    • Male Percentage64%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchEarth science and remote sensing; image science and analysis
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$238,516

Location & Contact

Doctoral Program in Geographic Information Science

College of Liberal Arts
Texas State University

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Dr. Yongmei Lu

PhD Program Director

Phone: 512-245-1337
Fax: 512-245-8353

Dr. Andrea Golato

Dean of Graduate School

Phone: 512-245-2581
Fax: 512-245-8365

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