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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The University of Redlands' Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems Program is a one-year intensive program designed for professionals seeking to enhance their existing academic foundations with a comprehensive understanding of geographic information science fundamentals and the use and application of GI technologies.

Key Program Components

Theory & Analysis
Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental theory and concepts upon which GIS technology is built. Our courses provide the necessary foundation to apply GIS to a multitude of problems.

As technology in GIS is quickly changing, the MS GIS Program is proud to provide training through ESRI instructor-led courses in various ESRI products including ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server. Our faculty will also teach fundamental software development.

Practical Application
All students in the program must complete a major individual project that addresses the needs of a real-world client. The project is comprehensive and involves requirements analysis, database and systems design, software development, systems implementation, and eventual deployment.


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