Geographic Information Systems
Develop the technical and strategic skills needed to help solve real-world problems related to geographic information systems (GIS). Whether analyzing environmental damage or detecting crime patterns, use GIS to inform decision-making. From the latest trends in GIS such as using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for GIS purposes, to more foundational spatial data processing, you’ll be prepared to plan, implement, and execute GIS projects.
At a Glance
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Skills You'll Learn
Analyze geographic data and solve spatial problems using appropriate GIS tools
Plan, implement, and execute a GIS project from start to finish
Leverage Python programming in a GIS environment
Master of Science in Information and Communications Technology with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Elective courses may be chosen from among non core and concentration courses in the Information and Communications Technology program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.
Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Geographic Information Systems
Join a growing industry. By 2030, the GIS market will reach $25.6 billion, according to Prescient & Strategic Intelligence.
The increasing popularity of products such as Google Maps, the inte¬gration of location-based services on apps, and the prominence of maps in social media has brought GIS to the forefront of technology.
Expect to see continued growth of mobile GIS applications, as GIS mobile application use is up 36% and continues to grow.
Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists Salary: National Average
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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.
Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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