Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is more than just map displays and data acquisition. It can be an integral part of a design process to develop sustainable solutions, which balance economic, social and environmental considerations, for the world’s most challenging problems. The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) teaches you how to design a sustainable world with GIS. Learn how to model complex land, transportation and resource problems using geospatial technologies and sustainability management workflows.This unique program teaches you advanced spatial thinking skills and GIS techniques, and is the only program of its kind to offer a concentration in sustainability management.
Designed for the working professional, MGIS offers most of its courses online. Part-time students complete their degree in two years (nine quarters). In summer courses, you will spend a short week of intensive study in Washington state’s Puget Sound region developing project ideas and presentations.
Because this program is primarily taught online by University of Washington faculty with a minimal on-campus requirement, international students and part-time students throughout the U.S. have an opportunity to study in a cutting-edge program at a top-ranked university. (US Immigration and Naturalization does not allow Universities to sponsor F-1 visa status for part-time students, so only candidates NOT requiring F-1 visa status are eligible to apply.)
For more information, please visit the Master of Geographic Information Systems website.