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The Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, MS focuses on the growing demand for scientists and professionals in the field of geographic information science, who use geographical approaches and tools such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, cartography, and geovisualization to address and solve geographic problems.

The degree's coursework concentrates on the collection, analysis, and display of geographic data, in concert with the use of emerging geospatial technologies to address problems in the human and environmental geographic domains.

GIS Day 2015 Map Competition

Program Highlights

  • The expertise gained is useful to a wide variety of employers in the federal, state, and local government sectors, as well as in business, industry, and non-profit organizations.
  • Students in this program benefit from a large and diverse local employment market, as well as a network of more than 700 program alumni (1978-present) who live and work in the local area.

Course Catalog

Review admission and course requirements for this degree:

Career Paths

Students with a Master's degree in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences find employment at companies and agencies such as:

  • Dewberry
  • Mapbox
  • NGC
  • NOAA

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities abound in GGS for students pursing this degree. Graduate students can work on research projects with peers, faculty, and external collaborators.