Master of Professional Studies Geographic Information Technology Online

Required Courses (21-22 q.h.)

GIS 5101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 q.h.
GIS 5102 Fundamentals of GIS Analysis 3 q.h.
RMS 5105 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing 3 q.h.
GIS 5201 Advanced Spatial Analysis 3 q.h.
GIS 6980 Capstone
Should be taken as the final course in the program.
3 q.h. 

Choose two of the following courses:

ITC 6020 Information System Design and Analysis 3 q.h. 
LDR 6100 Developing Your Leadership Capability 3 q.h.
LDR 6125 Managing Organizational Culture 3 q.h.
PJM 5900 Foundations of Project Management
This course is required for students who do not have at least two years of professional experience working on projects. This course is only intended for those who are not familiar with professional project work. Students with two years or more of professional project experience may substitute PJM 6000 for PJM 5900. 
4 q.h.

If students prefer to focus their studies on a particular concentration, they may select 18 q.h. from one of the concentrations below and complement their studies with 6 q.h. of open elective courses, to meet the minimum 45 q.h. degree requirement.

Students are not required to complete a concentration. Any combination of 24 q.h. from concentration and elective courses will satisfy degree requirements.

Concentration in Geographic Information Systems (18 q.h.)

Choose six of the following courses:

GIS 6320 Use and Applications of Free and Open-Source GIS Desktop Software  3 q.h.
GIS 6340 GIS Customization 3 q.h.
GIS 6350 GIS Management and Implementation 3 q.h.
GIS 6360 Spatial Databases 3 q.h.
GIS 6370 Internet-Based GIS 3 q.h.
GIS 6385 GIS/Cartography 3 q.h.
GIS 6390 Business Applications of Geographic Information Systems 3 q.h.
GIS 6391 Health-Care Applications of Geographic Information Systems 3 q.h.
GIS 6394 Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action 3 q.h.
GIS 6395 Geospatial Analysis of Crime 3 q.h.
GIS 6396 GIS for Defense, Homeland Security, and Emergency Response 3 q.h.


Concentration in Remote Sensing (18 q.h.)

RMS 6110 Digital Image Processing 3 q.h.

Choose five of the following courses:

RMS 6220 Geographic Information Systems for Remote Sensing Applications 3 q.h.
RMS 6230 Remote Sensing and Global Change 3 q.h.
RMS 6240 Introduction to Radar and LiDAR Remote Sensing 3 q.h.
RMS 6250 Remote Sensing of Vegetation 3 q.h.
RMS 6260 Remote Sensing for Archeology 3 q.h.
RMS 6270 Remote Sensing for Disaster Management 3 q.h.
RMS 6280 Automated Feature Extraction for the Geospatial Professional 3 q.h.
RMS 6290 Spectroscopic Image Analysis 3 q.h.
RMS 6292 Photogrammetry and GPS 3 q.h.

Open elective courses (6 q.h.)

Open electives can be fulfilled by choosing either 6 q.h. from the courses listed above or COP 6940 and 3 q.h. from the courses listed above.

COP 6940 Personal and Career Development
Enrollment into this course requires participation in the cooperative education program.
3 q.h.
INT 6943 Integrative Experiential Learning 3 q.h.


Total Quarter Hours: 45-46

If you enrolled before Fall 2012, contact your student success specialist for your curriculum.

Quick Info

  • 45 Quarter Hours
  • $29,070.00 total tuition
    (Based on 2016-2017 tuition rate)
  • Full-time years to completion: 2 years
    Part-time years to completion: 3 years