The Department of Geographic Information Science at the University of Redlands offers you a personalized GIS education in beautiful Redlands, California, home to the world's leading GIS company, Esri.
Our students include professionals currently employed in any field using geographic information and recent university graduates who would like to begin a career in a GIS-related field. With the balanced curriculum and strong technical support, the students gain substantial intellectual growth in an open learning environment. Many of our alumni are leading applications specialists, applications software developers, and project managers in various private and public organizations. The residential program also provides a great opportunity for building a strong professional network and everlasting friendships.
The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (MS GIS) Program is designed for professionals and recent graduates seeking to enhance their knowledge of the analysis, management, and communication of geographic information. A major individual project integrates and demonstrates students' newly attained knowledge and skills.
The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) degree is designed for professionals who look for an accelerated program to enhance their knowledge of the analysis, management, and communication of geographic information. The program consists of 8 months of coursework and the undertaking of an internship of 400 hours.
Students not only learn the critical theoretical foundations and the cutting-edge geospatial technologies, but also explore broader issues related to effective and appropriate application of the technology.
HOW TO APPLY
Being close to the headquarter of Esri, our students have access to extensive Esri resources including instructor-led trainings, experienced Esri faculty, Esri library access, and professional Esri conferences.
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Our students put skills into practice through a Major Individual Project that addresses a real-world spatial problem for an external client or a professional GIS Internship, then make a formal presentation at a professional conference.
BROWSE PROJECT GALLERY
Each student works closely with a faculty member and an advisory committee. Besides the full-time faculty, students also learn from experienced adjunct faculty from Esri who have many years of experience in developing GIS.
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Our students have access to a wide range of GIS, image analysis, and cartographic design software, and receive strong technical support and consulting from the Center for Spatial Studies and the University ITS.
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We have maintained a cohesive community of students, alumni, and employers that fosters a close relationship and provides important career development for our students.
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The GIS Department welcomed Cohort 39 in January 2021.
Aubri Kinghorn is the recipient of the 2021 Rogers Tomlinson Award for her excellent academic performance and creative application of geospatial technologies in map-making.
The undergraduate GIS Pathway Program is receiving applications. All UR undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a Master's degree in GIS are encouraged to apply.
Despite the distance, we gathered together in the virtual space to celebrate our graduate's accomplishments and say goodbyes.