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Geographic Information Systems (MGIS)

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (M.G.I.S.) degree is awarded to students who demonstrate mastery of the technical competencies and leadership skills required to design, manage, and use geographic information technologies successfully in a wide range of professional fields. The M.G.I.S. program is intended specifically for working professionals who are able to participate only on a part-time basis and at a distance.

Program Options

You can choose to pursue a specialized option in:

  • Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Option — Produce information and insights through skillful and conscientious analysis of diverse geo-referenced data to manage natural and cultural assets, enforce the law, and plan and conduct military operations.
  • Geodesign (GEODZ) Option — Combine science and evidence-based approaches with the design process, enabling you to become more adept at assessing the impact of designs on people and nature.


  • Environmental resource management
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Local government
  • Surveying and cartography
  • Facilities management
  • Transportation planning