Master of Science in Geospatial Information Technology
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Reach your career goals with a geospatial information technology degree
Graduates will gain unique knowledge of Geospatial Thinking and get the opportunity to utilize top-notch ArcGIS software to operate in 2-D/3-D environment, become skilled in designing Smart Cities, Geospatial Mobile Apps for providing competitive advantage to IT companies, businesses, governments, and agencies through merging GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, and Business Intelligence technologies.
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Geospatial Information Technology Degree Overview
The Master of Science in Geospatial Information Technology (MSGIT) is a STEM-based program that prepares individuals to understand, practice and model the Reality utilizing Geospatial Intelligence. Geospatial Information Technology is an innovative powerful methodology that offers ground-breaking customer intelligence solutions that can lead to better decisions and provide competitive advantage in any field or industry.
Recent study proves that there is constant demand in a workforce with added knowledge in Geospatial technology and intelligence from an IT/Business Analyst and Manager to Chief Executive. In particular within the government and industries as: IT, Data analytics, finance, insurance, telecommunication, real estate, transportation, health, environmental management, governmental operation, emergency preparedness, defense, retail, tourism, oil/gas, HR, and numerous national and international consulting companies.
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Geospatial Information Technology Courses & Curriculum
The Master of Science in Geospatial Information Technology degree program consists of 12 courses for 36 academic credits. Students complete twelve courses. All courses are three credits.
Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)
- GIS500 Concepts of Geospatial Thinking and Digital Cartography
- DACS640 Data Integration, Warehousing, Provenance, and Analysis
- CBSC520 Data Analytics GIS580 Geospatial Intelligence
- GIS581 Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
- GIS582 Remote Sensing, Geospatial Technology in Raster Analytics
- GIS583 Geospatial Web Design
- GIS584 3-D Visualization and Mobile Programming
- GIS586 Geospatial Business Intelligence
- GIS587 GIS Project Management
- GIS588 Smart Cities Concepts: Geo Analysis, Modeling, and Implementation
- GIS590 Capstone: GIS Applications in IT, Business, Management, Health & Government operations
Geospatial Information Technology Requirements & Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Science in Geospatial Information Technology (MSGIT) program are able to:
- Understanding of Geospatial Information analytical and modeling techniques; the differences in GIS Technology applications to government, industries, social and economic issues through Geospatial Analysis.
- Hands-on practical experience in completing Projects through applying top-of-the-line GIS software: ArcGIS – a new standard for GIS, enhancement the business applications through introducing and utilizing different ArcGIS extensions.
- In-depth Geospatial analysis and modeling with Spatial Analyst, Model Builder.
- Conception of visualization enhancement through three-dimensional images and models with 3-D Analyst.
- Knowledge of customization of ArcGIS and an insight look into the nature of open source language within IT environment through applying Python and VBA language.
- Understanding of Geometric Network constructions and real-life applications within ArcGIS environment.
- Comprehension of applying GeoDesign and GeoModeling approach to develop GeoApps for any industry demand.
- Experience in building up the decision/planning support systems through integrating Geographic Information Systems, statistical and business models, and visualization tools to achieve Geospatial Intelligence.
- Skills in completing a real-life GIS Projects utilizing the obtained Geospatial Intelligence Technology knowledge
General Admission Requirements
- Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
- Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
- Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
- Submit a completed application
- Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
- Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
- Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
- Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
Graduate Admissions Requirements
In addition to the general requirements listed to the left, applicants for a graduate program must provide the following:
- An undergraduate degree in order to enroll in University of the Potomac master’s programs: four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in other countries.
- International applicants 16 with a 3-year undergraduate degree may be admitted on the recommendation of the Admission Committee which will be based on students’ preparation.
- Two Letters of recommendation from individuals who may be a direct supervisor or university faculty member. *This requirement may be waived for those students with Master level transfer credits*.
- One required essay, in MSWord document form, addressing the student’s preparation for the graduate program.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the MBA, but is strongly preferred for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline or lack the pre-requisite courses in business, finance and economics. Similarly, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MSIT or MHCA, but is recommended.
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Master in Geospatial Information Technology Frequently Asked Questions
A Master’s in Geospatial Information Technology is one of the master’s programs that UOTP offers. This program will give you the skills to use geospatial intelligence to comprehend, practice, and mimic reality and aims to provide the most up-to-date education in geospatial technology, theory, and applications.
Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning an MSGIT will typically take you two years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.
UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your MSGIT degree by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.
With the MSGIT degree, you will receive from UOTP, you will have multiple career options starting with the positions of data manager, GIS analyst, physical scientist, senior data analyst, energy analyst/auditor, and many others.
Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online MSGIT program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.