MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The program offers a 30-hour Master of Science in Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with two options:
The program is designed for recent graduates and professionals to develop advanced geospatial skills and expand career opportunities.
Geographic Information Systems or GIS has been identified as one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the US economy. GIS has become an essential tool in government and business. As software and hardware became more cost effective and the benefits and applications of GIS technology have become better understood, use of GIS has expanded into many disciplines. At the same time, GIS is being applied to more complex problems with larger budgets creating a need for expertise in GIS with an understanding of the language and needs of the application domain.
What Can I Do With a Master's Degree in Applied GIS?
- GIS Analyst
- Urban Planner
- Geospatial Logistics Analysis
- Multi-discipline Researcher
- Environmental Scientist
- Geospatial Intelligence Analyst
- Oil & Natural Gas Spatial Analyst
- Business Locational Analyst
- Utilities GIS Specialist
Did You Know?
“GIS and satellites are not only used to observe earth, they are also being used to analyze the surface of other planets. In fact, GIS was instrumental in mapping out the surface of mars and paved the way for rovers to eventually land on its surface.” (Cityworks.com)
- 2.5 GPA or 2.75 in the last 60 hrs
- Completion of foundational prerequisites or their equivalent.
Open Year Round
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*Fees include: facility fee, student activity fee, infrastructure fee, cultural/scholastic lecturer fee, student ID fee, technology services fee and remedial course fee, if applicable. NSU courses taught at off campus locations or online might have additional fees assessed. These totals are tuition and fee estimations per program based on the current catalog year. Books, supplies and some fees may not be included.