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September 22, 2009

GIS Minor Requirements

While this isn't directly MGIS related, it may be for a number of students at the Master's and PhD levels who are also taking GIS courses and would like to receive a minor. As the note from the graduate school suggests, Master's students need 9 credits and PhD students need 12 credits from the approved list of courses:

A master's minor in GIS requires 9 credits of relevant coursework, the Graduate School requires that all PhD minors require a minimum of 12 credits (see page 21 of the catalog at http://www.catalogs.umn.edu/grad/index.html). Students declaring a formal minor field must have a minor field examiner on their examining committee. More information on examining committee requirements can be found at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/Doctoralcommittee.html. In addition, please be aware that PhD minors must be declared PRIOR to taking the preliminary oral examination. If you already have a PhD Degree Program on file, you can declare a minor by simply submitting a petition form (available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/gs59.pdf). The Petition should make the request to add the minor, name your minor field examiner, and list your minor field coursework (totaling a minimum of 12 credits).