Environmental Studies - Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Studies - PSM

The primary goal of the program is to graduate students who are competitive on the GIS job market for an array of GIS-related jobs in industry, government, and non-profit organizations based on their conceptual understanding and practical skills in GIS, professional development, and understanding of the field of GIS. Additional specific program outcomes include:

• Solid grasp of fundamental GIS concepts, as well as cutting edge and recent trends in GIS

• Preparation to become a certified geographic information systems professional (GISP)

• In-depth understanding of GIS ethics and ethical practices in business

• Strong communication skills for everyday interactions and professional presentations

• Understanding of recent trends in the GIS profession (e.g. demand for GIS practitioners)

• Ability to work independently and in teams

• Leadership and management skills