University Catalog 2023-2024

Geospatial Information Science and Technology (MR)

Degree Requirements

Core Courses21
Geospatial Professionalism
Fundamentals of Geospatial Information Science and Technology
Spatial Data Foundations
Geospatial Programming
Geospatial Data Structures and Web Services
Geospatial Modeling
Geospatial Information Science Master's Project
MGIST Professional Portfolio
Elective Courses12
Choose 12 credit hours of electives from the "Elective Courses" listed below, at least 6 of which must be GIS prefix courses
Total Hours33

Elective Courses

Select at least six hours of GIS prefix courses below:6
Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing
Cartographic Design
GIS Applications in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Spatial Problem Solving
Surface Water Hydrology with GIS
Geospatial Data Science and Analysis
Web and Mobile GIS Protocols
Special Topics in GIS
Special Topics in Geospatial Information Science
Mapping and Analysis Using UAS
Geospatial Forum
Special Topics in Geospatial Information Science
Independent Study in Geospatial Information Science
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Soil Science and Agriculture
Remote Sensing Applications in Soil Science and Agriculture
Precision Agriculture Technology
GIS Applications in Precision Agriculture
Introduction to Meteorological Remote Sensing
Strategic Management Foundations
Spatial History
Project Management
Communication and Globalization
Interpersonal Communication in Science and Technology Organizations
Fundamentals of Statistical Inference I
Fundamentals of Statistical Inference II
Statistical Methods For Researchers I
Statistics for Management and Social Sciences I
Statistics For Management and Social Sciences II
Applied Spatial Statistics
Statistical Programming I
Statistical Programming II
Total Hours6

Other courses not listed can be approved as an elective upon consultation with an advisor.


Full Professors

  • Sankarasubramanian Arumugam
  • DelWayne R. Bohnenstiehl
  • David A. Crouse
  • George D. Garson
  • Christopher Graham Healey
  • Ronnie William Heiniger
  • George R. Hess
  • Hamid Krim
  • Thomas J Kwak
  • Duane K. Larick
  • Yu-Fai Leung
  • Jay Frederick Levine
  • Ross Kendall Meentemeyer
  • Helena Mitasova
  • Stacy A. C. Nelson
  • Margery Frances Overton
  • William John Rasdorf
  • Gary T. Roberson
  • Sandra E. Yuter

Associate Professors

  • William R. Smith
  • Ranga Raju Vatsavai
  • Karl William Wegmann
  • Jeffrey G. White
  • Stephen B. Wiley

Assistant Professor

  • Jelena Vukomanovic

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Perver Korca Baran
  • Eric Shane Money
  • Stacy Kathleen Supak
  • Laura Gray Tateosian
  • Vaishnavi Thakar


  • Juliana Regina Quist