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Offered jointly by the Department of Geography and the Environment and University College, the Master of Science in Geographic Information Sciences degree (MSGISc) prepares you to apply cutting-edge GIS technology skills to solve real-world problems.

Master’s students typically start at University College, where you earn a graduate certificate before seeking admission to the Department of Geography and the Environment where you will finish your master’s degree. You will receive applied instruction from professional practitioners as you learn to plan, implement, and execute a Geographic Information Systems project through remote sensing, internet mapping, or digital image processing. Gain contextual background of GIS, management skills, and the technical knowledge needed to thrive in this dynamic field.

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Steve Hick

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Geographic Information System (GIS) program at the University of Denver. GIS is a rapidly expanding field and has been identified by the US Department of Labor as one of the three fastest growing career opportunities in this country. For twenty years we've offered a Certificate of Advanced Study in GIS in University College and a Master's in Geographic Information Science in the Department of Geography. We take pride in our academic legacy, our GIS lab facilities available to on campus and online students, and our resources featuring market-leading software products, including an ESRI site license and an Education Edition of ArcInfo for every enrolled student. Technology moves quickly and our curriculum evolves with it. Are you ready to climb aboard the GIS train?

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