There are three pre-approved MS tracks available:
mapping and geographical information science
geodesy and geodynamics
Each of these tracks has a thesis option (plan A) and a non-thesis option (plan B). In order to develop a broad perspective of geodetic science, a student in each track is encouraged to take cross speciality courses in topics of the other tracks. A student with the proper background usually needs one to one and a half years to complete the MS requirements; the thesis option may take longer.