Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences (PSM in GISci) is an interdisciplinary program designed to facilitate students' pursuit of an advanced degree with training in the Geographic Information Sciences, while simultaneously developing business skills highly valued by potential employers. Experiences provided by the faculty in the classroom, laboratory and field will prepare the student for internship opportunities. Each experience will form a basis for the degree requirements of the program as well as for preparing the successful graduate to address the documented local and regional workforce needs in business, government and non-profit sectors.
Eastern Illinois University has a strong history in the Geographic Information Sciences. Program size facilitates the personal development of the student by encouraging student mentoring with faculty from the following units:
- Department of Biological Sciences
- Department of Geology/Geography
- Department of Political Sciences
- Department of Sociology-Anthropology
- Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
The Professional Science Master's (PSM) is an innovative, new graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. PSM programs consist of two years of academic training in an emerging or interdisciplinary area, along with a professional component that may include internships and "cross-training" in workplace skills, such as business, communications, and regulatory affairs. All have been developed in concert with employers and are designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities.
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