Master of Science in GIS

MS GIS Program Overview

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program is designed for professionals and recent graduates seeking to enhance their knowledge of the analysis, management, and communication of geographic information. It combines the development of strong technical skills and in-depth understanding of geographic information systems and theory. The one-year program consists of 10 months of coursework and the undertaking of a Major Individual Project. The two-year program consists of up to 12 seven-week terms, with corresponding three week breaks as in the one-year program.

Theory Courses

  • GIS 611 Fundamentals of Geographic Information
  • GIS 612 Information Systems Foundations for GIS
  • GIS 617 Programming for GIS
  • GIS 616 Statistics & Spatial Analysis
  • GIS 615 Communicating Geographic Information 

Technology Courses

  • GIS 621 Introduction to GI Technology
  • GIS 625 Introduction to Image Data
  • GIS 622 Creating and Managing Geodatabases
  • GIS 624 GIS for the Web

Project Management Courses

  • GIS 691 Project Concept & Scope
  • GIS 692 Project Initiation & Planning
  • GIS 693 Project Analysis & Design
  • GIS 694 Project Execution
  • GIS 695 Project Implementation
  • GIS 696A Project Completion

Professional Practice Courses

  • GIS 630 GIS Colloquium
  • GIS 640 GIS Software Training

Electives

  • GIS 660 GIS Workshops
  • GIS 661 Topics Course(s)
  • GIS 663 Remote Sensing & Image Processing
  • GIS 665 Advanced Topics in Spatial Analysis
  • GIS 691W GIS for Marketing
  • GIS 671/2/3 Individualized Study