Student Profile

Jiangdong "Chuck" Liu
Class of '16

Jiangdong “Chuck” Liu is a graduate of the Illinois PSM's Geographic Information Science program.  He earned his undergraduate degree in geography and geographic information science from the University of Illinois.  Chuck completed his internship at Urban GIS in Chicago. Upon graduation, he started working for Champaign County's Social Justice Task Force as a GIS Developer. Chuck praises the Illinois PSM for assisting him with career preparations and helping him compare various offers for his internship. 

Geographic Information Science Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from a recognized institution abroad
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and for any graduate work
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 or higher (internet-based test), 550 or higher (paper-based test), or 213 or higher (computer based test) for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement (please see the Application Information page for more details)

Applications will be accepted until June 15th for international students and July 1st for domestic students.

For additional information, application directions, or to discuss your learning and career objectives, contact Shakil Kashem, major advisor for geographic information science, at or (217) 300-3404.

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