Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Services

Program Format
Entry Terms
Fall: September 16, 2019, and October 28, 2019
Winter: January 6, 2020, and February 18, 2020
Credits Required for Graduation
45-46 Quarter Hours


Understanding and visualizing geographic data that solve problems and identify and interpret patterns are essential to succeed in positions such as surveyors, mapping analysts, geographic information technology 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 Geospatial Services 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.

Program Objectives

  • Provide hands-on experience with software from ESRI, the industry leader in GIS
  • Improve the understanding of Internet GIS
  • Explore the fundamentals of remote sensing
  • Secure foundational skills in project management, system implementation, database development, and implementation
  • Evaluate the theoretical, mathematical, and computational foundations of GIS
  • Learn to effectively interpret and apply geographic information
  • Analyze cartographic principles
  • Study the legal, economic, and ethical issues associated with GIS
  • Examine practical applications of GIS to support geographic inquiry and decision making

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