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M.S. in Geographic Information Science

About the Program

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (M.S. in GIS) is a technology-enriched 39-credit graduate degree. The degree is intended to provide a robust knowledge of cutting-edge geospatial technology, research, and contextual applications to help meet increasing workplace demands for efficient technology use and geospatial decision making. Students are exposed to the latest software, technology, and resources for applied geographic information systems and related technologies in fields such as natural resources, business intelligence, emergency management, surveying, urban planning, programming, public safety, and project management. In addition, experiences are enhanced by enveloping theory, research, law, and grant writing around the core emphasis of the degree. The principle focus of the degree is rooted strongly in science and technology applications whereby students expand their knowledge of the latest in geospatial data development, analysis, and data evaluation.

The program is structured to help maximize all experience levels and backgrounds–whether a person has a rich background in GIS or is completely new to the field. With geospatial technology’s ability to be applied to numerous fields and its increasing demand as a current and emerging career, it is a valuable science to possess within the digital technology era.

Degree Requirements


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