Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (GISc)
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.
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.
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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
Interested in a graduate certificate?
Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Geographic Information Science.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (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 will 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.
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Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists Salary: National Average
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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“The certificate program is like a shortened version of a degree. It’s almost like a fast-track program to build up your skills.” —Kerry Shakarjian, graduate.
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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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.