Master’s of Science, GIScience

Students in this program will acquire and apply valuable skills in techniques such as geographic information systems (GIS), specialized applications of GIS in big data analytics and business location decisions, computer programming for GIS and spatial data bases, spatial database management, computer cartography, and/or remote sensing. Completing a thesis in GIScience provides the student with an opportunity to gain experience in real world applications or to further investigate more theoretical concepts.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree GIScience Emphasis

  • A minimum of 30 units of which not more than six may be in disciplines other than geography and at least 15 units from 600- and 700-numbered courses in geography
  • Geography 700 and 701
  • A thesis in the area of geographic information science (Geography 799A)
  • Fifteen units from the following list of geographic information science courses: Geography 581 through 585, 589, 591 through 593, 683 through 688L, 780
  • Additional 500-, 600-, and 700-level coursework determined in consultation with the student’s thesis adviser.