All of the curricula for the Master’s in Geographic Information Systems is completed online. The courses are asynchronous allowing you to complete your work at your pace without having to log on at a specific time or visit the campus. The courses are taught by world-class faculty and staff, the same faculty and staff that teach the courses on-campus.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours which includes a capstone course. There are 7 required courses to complete the degree and various electives of which 6 credit hours must be completed. These electives vary based on your desired career path or field of interest.
Students can expect short course lecture videos on concepts and discussion boards. You will also have access to a digital lab where you will learn to use popular GIS software. There will be practice exercises and videos walking you through these tools. Expect a full immersive online experience preparing your for the workforce.
Students will take these courses in the first semester. These courses will be offered every semester.
The fundamental objective of this course is to explore basic physical principles of electromagnetic radiation; remote sensing systems; interpretation of satellite images, thermal and radar imagery; digital image analysis of multispectral satellite data, and remote sensing applications. There are two classes each week. Each class will focus on a lecture topic, a laboratory exercise, or a combination of both. ENVI, a robust remote sensing image processing package will be used for all labs. Lecture topics include Introduction to Remote Sensing; Electromagnetic Spectrum and Energy Interaction; Elements of Remote Sensing Images; Satellites and Sensors; Radiometric and Geometric Correction; Image enhancements, Transformations, Classifications; Classification Accuracy; Radar Remote Sensing; Urban and Geologic Remote Sensing; Vegetation and Water Remote Sensing. Laboratory exercises include: Introduction to ENVI image processing software; Image Searching and Acquisition; Image Geo referencing; Image Filters; Supervised Classification; Unsupervised Classification; and Creating Image Maps.
Choose two electives that match your education goals
Here are some estimated salaries based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
These jobs have an average growth rate of 7% over the next 10 years.
According to gisgeography.com these are the types of jobs you can typically get with an MS in GIS are as follows;
According to psmarketresearch.com the market growth rate over the next 10 years in Geographic Information Systems is 11.6%. Companies are investing in this type of technology in a wide variety of industries
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