Dec 11, 2019  
2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geo-Information Science, Master of Science


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Purpose

The Master of Science – Geo-Information Science is a multidisciplinary program of advanced study in geospatial geography, geology, and mathematics. The purpose of the program is to develop geo-scientists who are proficient in the acquisition, analysis, and use of spatial information. A highly integrated and applied curriculum provides innovation in utilizing spatial information for problem solving within the geo-sciences and allied fields. Strong emphasis is placed upon developing meaningful spatial information by employing proper data capture, analysis, and cartographic methods. Such knowledge is crucial to those professions using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated technologies.

Students matriculate through a 30-32 hour program that has a thesis or a non-thesis option. Throughout their coursework students are exposed to applied spatial problems generated from ongoing research initiatives centered at the College’s Digital Geography Laboratory (DGL).

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in Geography or related field

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