School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Master of Geographic Information Science Curriculum Design

Students admitted to this program will have a B.S. in any discipline (including students admitted to the accelerated program). The MGIS is designed to be completed in three semesters for students entering the program without prerequisites, but can be completed in two if six credits are counted from a Michigan Tech undergraduate degree under the accelerated Master’s option. Once admitted, students must complete a minimum of thirty credits of coursework past their undergraduate degree. It is a Plan C (coursework only with required oral examination) Masters with no thesis or report options. Students will choose a faculty advisor from within the program.

General Curriculum Design
Introductory GIS 4 credits
Advanced GIS concepts 3 credits
Implementing and managing GIS projects 3 credits
GPS field techniques 2 credits
Remote sensing 3-4 credits
Communications 2 credits
Spatial Statistics 3 credits
Electives 9-10 credits
Total 30 credits