Learning Outcomes - 2021-2022

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Geographic Information Science with Remote Sensing, Master of Science

Learning Outcomes:

Purpose Statement

The MS in Geographic Information Science with Remote Sensing program prepares GIS professionals who will take leadership roles in geospatial data management and analysis in many fields and industries.  It integrates geospatial problem solving with state of the art geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies. The program emphasizes geodatabase management, programming for GIS, geographic data analysis, geovisualization, web mapping, image analysis, location intelligence, and project management. It is designed for working professionals or new college graduates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline who want to elevate their career or develop a new career in GIS and remote sensing. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate abilities in effectively managing and analyzing geospatial data, working with remotely sensed images, producing high-quality maps, publishing interactive web maps, developing GIS tools and automating spatial data processing, as well as developing solutions for GIS problems and managing GIS projects. Graduates will be able to find opportunities and play leadership roles in fields and industries such as urban and regional planning, transportation planning, environment and resource management, energy development and management, and utility management, in either government or private sector.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion students will be able to:

Manage geospatial data

Analyze geospatial data and provide decision making support
Develop GIS applications for the area of interest
Manage GIS projects
Create maps from data and publish maps on the web
Perform high level remote sensing and photogrammetry analysis


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