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M.S. in Geographic Information Science

Geographic information science involves the mapping and analysis of data to inform decision making. This evolving industry encompasses countless applications in a huge range of fields. From archaeology to criminology, and from emergency response to marketing, GIS plays a critical role in the operation and advancement of our society.

An M.S. in Geographic Information Science will allow you to begin or advance your career in this dynamic and exciting field. Our flexible, innovative curriculum focuses on the application of modern spatial analytical techniques to solve real-world problems. In this program, you’ll actively participate in a collaborative, student-centered learning environment.

The program offers:

  • A 41-credit M.S. degree or an 18-credit graduate certificate
  • 12-month (fast track) or 24-month study options
  • Networking opportunities for career placement and advancement
  • 20+ years of fully accredited GIS education and training

Degree Requirements


Drew Rodiles  |  arodiles@smumn.edu  |  (612) 728-5198

More Information

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