Master's Concentration

Master of Science in Geographic Information Sciences (GISc)

Join the growing field of GIS by developing skills in collecting, analyzing, and leveraging geographic data. Whether learning about foundational spatial data processing or timely trends such as unmanned aerial vehicles, you’ll receive hands-on guidance at each step. Start by earning a graduate certificate at University College and then move to the Department of Geography and the Environment where you’ll finish the master’s degree.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 10
Format
Online or HyFlex
Term Length
10 Weeks or 5 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$32,928
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Solve spatial problems using the latest GIS technology


Design databases for GIS functions and in non-spatial environments


Manage GIS projects from launch through to evaluation

Curriculum

The Master of Science degree program in Geographic Information Sciences (MSGISc) is offered through the Department of Geography and the Environment.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Master of Science in Geographic Information Sciences (GISc)


According to ESRI, geographer roles will continue to have dramatic growth, with job openings projected to increase nearly 30% in the next few years. GIS developers and managers account GIS developers, and managers account for the highest percentage of job postings (Indeed, 2018).


Possessing python programming skills will help you stand out, according to GIS Geography. GIS Lounge found that many large companies such as Ersi are embracing Python because of its easy language and widespread use.

Job Titles

Geospatial Analyst
GIS Analyst
GIS Data Manager
GIS Developer
GIS Specialist
GIS Technician
Programming Lead
Systems Architect

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists Salary: National Average

$86,510
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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