Geographic Information Technology
College of Professional Studies

Geographic Information Technology Overview

Program Name Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology
College Name College of Professional Studies
Entry Terms Winter: January 11, 2016
Spring: April 11, 2016
Credits Required for Graduation 45 Quarter Hours
Tuition 2015-2016 Tuition
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Understanding and visualizing geographic data that solve problems and identify and interpret patterns are essential to succeed in positions such as surveyors, mapping analysts, GIT developers, and photogrammetrists. This field requires the analysis of cartographic principles and recognizing the impact on economic, ethical, and legal issues as they relate to geographic information.

Designed to give you a hands-on approach, the Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology builds your educational foundation in database development, system implementation, remote sensing, and spatial recognition using GIS software and tools.

Offered fully online, this program allows you to concentrate on geographic information systems or a combination of courses to focus on specific processes in government, natural resource management, public health, transportation, environmental engineering, conservation, urban planning, and real estate development.

Certificate Information:

If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Seattle master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.

Keep pace with the latest advances in your field. Develop new skills and insights. Discover how Northeastern University’s global network of active, committed professionals keeps you Networked for Advancement. Plus, apply your certificate credits to the related Northeastern master’s degree program when the time is right!

Geographic Information Systems

The Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate program provides hands-on training to give students the necessary skills and understanding to apply GIS competently and effectively. As a result of the certificate curriculum, students will be well versed in GIS theory, will have practical hands-on exposure to GIS software and hardware, will understand the representation of data in both mapped and tabular forms, and will know how to plan and construct spatial databases. Learn More