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Geographic sciences is a field that encompasses human activity and the physical makeup of planet Earth. Studies in this field can include the interaction between the two, as well as the technology used for data analysis.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

The program focuses on advancing knowledge about spatial information particularly with respect to concepts needed in next-generation information systems. Emphasis is plac ... [+]

General Overview of the MS in Spatial Informatics Program

The master-of-science degree in Spatial Informatics (MSSI) provides an “all e-learning” “all coursework” degree for place-bound students that desire strong theory, computational, analytical, policy and technical foundations in geographic information science and systems. As a general rule, students may view class videos and accomplish assignments at any time throughout a week in any of the offered program courses and have the weekly opportunity (or requirement) to participate in a one to two hour “live” discussion session at a mutually convenient time for distance class members prior to due dates for weekly assignments. The program focuses on advancing knowledge about spatial information particularly with respect to concepts needed in next-generation information systems. Emphasis is placed on developing novel concepts and methods in the broad field of geographic information science for storing, accessing, analyzing, and managing spatial data, and modeling, extracting, integrating, visualizing, and communicating geospatial information. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatiotemporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Spatial Informatics may be viewed as a field of study merging knowledge drawn from geographic information science, information science, cognitive science, computer science and engineering. The program is designed to meet the growing demand in society for graduates with high-level geospatial technology skills and provide a path for women and men from diverse fields to rapidly transition to information system career paths by providing them with foundation graduate... [-]

USA Orono
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
University of Redlands

The University of Redlands' Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems Program is a one-year intensive program designed for professionals seeking to enhance thei ... [+]

Program Overview

The University of Redlands' Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems Program is a one-year intensive program designed for professionals seeking to enhance their existing academic foundations with a comprehensive understanding of geographic information science fundamentals and the use and application of GI technologies.

Key Program Components

Theory & Analysis

Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental theory and concepts upon which GIS technology is built. Our courses provide the necessary foundation to apply GIS to a multitude of problems.

Technology

As technology in GIS is quickly changing, the MS GIS Program is proud to provide training through Esri instructor-led courses in various Esri products including ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server. Our faculty will also teach fundamental software development.... [-]

USA Redlands
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Fort Hays State University Graduate School

Geosciences offers graduate study for the Master of Science along six different tracks: geology, geography, GIA applications for business, small museum entrepreneurship, ... [+]

Master of Science in Geosciences

Geosciences offer graduate study for the Master of Science along two different tracks, geology and geography.

MS in Geosciences - GeologyThis program of study has two possible emphases--one for the professional geologist and the other for the earth science teacher. The former prepares the student for a career in industry or in government surveys or provides preparation for Ph.D. work at another institution. The latter prepares the student to teach geology and other earth science courses at the secondary or college level. The geology track is flexible. The student and advisor will select appropriate electives based on the area of emphasis such as environmental geology, stratigraphy, vertebrate paleontology, geophysics, petroleum geology, etc.... [-]

USA Wichita
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
30 - 36 hours
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

RIT’s master’s program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologie ... [+]

MSc in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. RIT’s master’s program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. The multidisciplinary emphasis of this program sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.... [-]

USA Rochester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The online Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs provides students with the concepts, models, experience and learning t ... [+]

The online Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs provides students with the concepts, models, experience and learning to lead and shape this emerging discipline. This 12-course program features renowned faculty who have extensive geospatial experience and publication records, an innovative curriculum, and a comprehensive range of resources, tools, and opportunities for students.

The MS in Geospatial Intelligence program combines three fields of study: the history of geospatial intelligence, the science and mathematics of digital geography and its related databases, and the art of converting geospatial data into written, spoken and visual intelligence. Students will analyze historical intelligence examples to understand the development of the concepts and practices behind collection, analysis, reporting, and technology. They will also tackle current challenges in the industry, including the challenges of new sensors and the development of new non-governmental geospatial communities.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins Online Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offers you a scientific foundation in the fascinating fields of spatial data modeling, ... [+]

The Johns Hopkins Online Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offers you a scientific foundation in the fascinating fields of spatial data modeling, spatial data analysis, geo-visualization, and enterprise GIS architecture. The online Master of Science in GIS is geared to part-time professionals and focuses on the principal avenues of employment within the next generation of geospatial design, development, and analysis. Our faculty members are thought leaders and innovators in the new data science that is GIS. Our courses, available entirely online, provide a convenient, interactive platform to explore geographic information systems as part of the dynamic field of cloud computing, big data analytics, and spatial data mining and modeling.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Montana Tech

There are 6 study options underneath the Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences program: Geology (Dept. of Geological Engineering),Hydrogeology (Dept. of Geological Engine ... [+]

Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences

There are 6 study options underneath the Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences program: 1. Geochemistry

Geochemistry (Dept. of Chemistry & Geochemistry) Geobiochemistry, water/rock/microbe interactions, thermodynamics of natural systems, coevolution of geochemistry and life, thermodynamics of minerals, and migration of pollutant species in soil and water.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

Geochemistry is an interdisciplinary field of study in which the science of chemistry is used to solve earth science problems. Areas of study include the full spectrum of topics from geo-biochemistry, to water/rock/microbe interactions, thermodynamics of natural systems, coevolution of geochemistry and life, thermodynamics of minerals, and migration of pollutant species in soil and water.... [-]

USA Butte
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Science in Geography Program has, on average, 20 to 25 students in residence each year. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (thesis option) or ... [+]

The Master of Science in Geography Program has, on average, 20 to 25 students in residence each year. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (thesis option) or 36 hours (non-thesis option). Students taking the non-thesis option have to complete a comprehensive exam. With a faculty to graduate student ratio of 1:2 within geography, graduate students receive careful mentoring and advising.

All graduate students are required to take Geography 6201 (Geographic Thought and Methods) and Geography 6304 (Geographical Information Systems I). Additional coursework taken should be appropriate to the students' interests. Students are encouraged to submit research proposals at the end of their first year to be considered for funding from the Campbell Graduate Student Summer Research Awards. Learn more about our range of Graduate Courses.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Arizona

The Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering is one of the only online programs of its kind, examining fundamental concepts supported by g ... [+]

This program is available both campus and online.

The Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering is one of the only programs of its kind, examining fundamental concepts supported by groundbreaking research in the field. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of core technical principles while also pursuing coursework in finance and management, legal issues, and other administrative concerns specific to the emphasis area that is chosen. Armed with this focused skill-set, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue mining and geological engineering roles and other enhanced opportunities in the field.

The program is comprised of an entirely flexible curriculum, allowing you to choose from a number of emphasis areas, including (but not limited to):... [-]

USA Tucson
September 2019
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Online
Elmhurst College

The M.S. in geographic information systems from Elmhurst College will give you in-depth knowledge of the geospatial field and introduce you to spatial thinking and geogra ... [+]

Map Out Your Future With an Online Masters in GIS!

Geospatial technologies affect almost every aspect of life, from navigating an unfamiliar neighborhood to tracking patterns of diseases in populations. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, geospatial technologies is one of the three high-growth industries of the 21st century. That translates into big opportunity—and with an Elmhurst M.S. in GIS, you’ll be well-prepared to meet it.

Elmhurst has something most colleges don’t—a dedicated GIS server and access to professional Esri GIS software. So you’ll get something most students won’t: high-end processing power from a regular computer.

Curriculum

The master of science in geographic information systems at Elmhurst requires the successful completion of 10 courses for a total of 7.50 credits (30 semester hours). The program also fulfills the educational requirements of the GISP (certified GIS professional). The curriculum will develop geospatial skill sets in correlation with the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Geospatial Technologies Center of Excellence (Geo Tech Center). AGS 500 may be waived, per the program director's discretion, for the following students:... [-]

USA Elmhurst
August 2019
Part-time
24 - 36 months
Online
Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Geodesign goes beyond a traditional understanding of geography, therefore demanding a multidimensional view of the environment, including population changes, our consumpt ... [+]

Geodesign goes beyond a traditional understanding of geography, therefore demanding a multidimensional view of the environment, including population changes, our consumption, and demand of resources, existing natural and manmade systems, climate changes and other factors. By integrating the principles of design and this expanded geographic perspective, Geodesign professionals develop solutions to our environmental crises as they affect our urban populations and the future of our planet.

The MS in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign is a 36-credit post-professional degree open to those interested in GIS and/or the allied design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and engineering. Classes are offered on a full-time or part-time basis and are held in the evenings and Saturdays in order to meet the needs of our professional students.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
University of Mary Washington

The UMW MSGA program is one of just two in Virginia. Through the MSGA program, you will master geospatial technology and critically assess data and results to ask and ans ... [+]

Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis (MSGA)

The UMW MSGA program is one of just two in Virginia. Through the MSGA program, you will master geospatial technology and critically assess data and results to ask and answer spatial questions. Intended for recent graduates with a major, minor, certificate, or multiple courses in geospatial technology, and for professionals already working in geospatial fields, the program integrates theory and technical training with critical thinking, project management, and communication skills – giving you the competitive advantage you need to advance your career in the high-growth geospatial technology industry.

Is UMW’s MSGA right for me?

UMW’s MSGA is intended for those with experience in geographic information systems – including recent graduates with a major, minor, certificate, or multiple courses in geospatial technology and professionals already working in geospatial fields.... [-]

USA Fredericksburg
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences

This degree is designed for students who wish to become proficient in applying geological knowledge and geophysical methods to finding and developing reserves of oil and ... [+]

"Students in the Professional Master’s Program benefit from Rice’s highly recognized academic resources enhanced with professional components that together foster the development of essential science, communication, and management skills. The (Subsurface Geoscience) track creates a rare breed of well-prepared professionals possessing the wide range of abilities necessary to devise innovative and pragmatic approaches to tackle difficult industry problems."Students in the Professional Master’s Program benefit from Rice’s highly recognized academic resources enhanced with professional components that together foster the development of essential science, communication, and management skills. The (Subsurface Geoscience) track creates a rare breed of well-prepared professionals possessing the wide range of abilities necessary to devise innovative and pragmatic approaches to tackle difficult industry problems."... [-]

USA Houston
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus