Admission Requirements

Admission to the diploma in GISciences is limited and competitive. Students are advised to notify the program coordinator of their intention to apply for admission into this program.

Students who wish to enter this program must apply through the Registrar’s Office by April 1 for Fall Semester registration and by October 15 for Winter Semester registration.

To be considered for admission to the diploma in Geographic Information Sciences, students will normally have completed at least 24 credit hours, including the courses listed in 1), 2), and 3) with an overall average of at least 65%.

  1. Geography 1050 or one 1000-level course in applicant's Bachelor's Major program;
  2. Mathematics 1000 or equivalent;
  3. Two 1000- or 2000-level core courses in student's Bachelor's Major program, excluding the courses listed in 1) and 2) above.

Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements compete for a limited number of available spaces. Selection is based on academic performance.

Continuation requirements

To be considered for the field placement courses Geography 4290 and 4919, the candidates for the Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences will normally have completed at least seven courses required for the program, with an overall average of at least 65%. 

Program Coordinator

For more information students are invited to contact the Program Coordinator. Please see for current contact information.


Department of Geography

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000