Master of Geographic Information Science and Technology

College of Arts and Sciences
Grow your skills in geographic information systems with an online degree in geospatial science.

The 100% online Master in Geographic Information Science and Technology (MGIST) allows students to apply spatial analysis tools to solve real-world problems and understand the core values of geographic information systems (GIS). This rigorous yet flexible curriculum taught by the same world-class faculty on campus will equip students with the necessary tools and cutting-edge technology needed to advance in their professional careers.  

Once students complete this program, they will have a well-rounded knowledge of managing geospatial databases, insights into geospatial problems through data-driven analysis, and the ability to explain fundamental concepts and practices of geographic information systems.   

Whether students want to learn mapping in GIS, advance their career in geospatial technologies, or explore cognitive science that involves geographic surroundings, this online geospatial degree could be the next step to push their career forward in the private or public sectors.   

Class Format: Asynchronous, meaning you can attend classes on your own schedule. 

Credit Hours Required: 33 

Cost Per Credit Hour: $812.07 (includes instructional, general, and program fees). See the full cost breakdown here

Admission Requirements:  3.0 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA. No work experience required.

Time to Completion: Four semesters (2 years), full-time

Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online

Sample Courses

GEOG 6299

GIS Capstone Project

Students showcase the knowledge learned and skills developed in the MGIST program.
GEOG 5101

GIS Professionalism and Ethics

A course that helps students address ethical decision questions and help them find their moral compass in the constantly changing geographic information science and technology profession.
GEOG 5223

GIS Development

Covering topics in developing GIS software tools and project management for GIS software development.

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