DENVER,August28, 2008– The University of Denver is now offering a Master’s Degree in Geographic Information Sciences through a partnership between University College, the school of professional and continuing studies, and the Department of Geography at the University of Denver.
This new master’s degree recognizes the emerging
importance of geographic information science and the importance of integrating
advanced study in geographic information systems, remote sensing, and global
positioning systems with traditional studies in human, cultural, and physical
geography. This degree is unique in that students in the program will take
online classes exclusively and will complete the first half of the degree by
taking classes offered through the University College graduate certificate
program in Geographic Information Systems and the second half by taking classes
offered through the Department of Geography’s Master of Science in Geographic
Information Sciences. The master’s degree in Geographical Information Science
will consist of a total of 48 credit hours.
the University of Denver
, we have a long tradition offering applied
graduate education in geographic information science,” noted Steven Hick,
Academic Director at
. “The addition of
the online master’s degree option gives our GIS certificate students the
opportunity to advance their academic credentials to a master’s degree thereby
improving their value in the expanding GIS job market. Over the past five years
we have experienced rapid growth in our online GIS certificate program student
population. These students are located all over the country and they need and
welcome the opportunity to further their education in geographic information
science in the Department of Geography. And now with gasoline prices averaging
over $4.00 per gallon, we also have a GIS education opportunity available for
people concerned about the cost of their commute.
are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of
industry leaders and employers. This ensures that students will learn what
employers are looking for and gain the most current information with a view to
future industry trends connecting them to future success.
Students must meet two of the following three
admissions criteria to be considered for acceptance into the online MSGISc
program: undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better; a minimum score of
1000 on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) with at least a 500 in
quantitative section and 500 in verbal section; and a 3.5 grade point average
in the University College GIS Certificate Program. The applicant’s professional
commitment and written language skills are evaluated through an essay, and
confidential recommendations, both submitted as part of the admissions packet.
Visitwww.universitycollege.du.edu for more information.
New Online Master's Degree in Geographical Information Science to be offered at Denver University
September 2, 2008