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Integrated Geospatial Technology—MS

Fast Facts

  • Geospatial information science is a research enterprise. GIScientists lead research and development efforts at geospatial software development companies, government agencies, and in universities. Key government agencies involved in geospatial research are: NGA, USGS, NASA, US DHS, NOAA NGS, EPA, DOD, DOE, DOJ, and others.
  • Faculty members hold editorial positions with major geospatial journals including GPS Solutions, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, and Surveying and Land Information Systems.
  • Faculty members have been appointed to directorial and commission president positions in the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), International Federation of Geodesists (FIG), and American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM).

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Graduate Programs in Integrated Geospatial Technology

There is a large and growing need for scientists and engineers with advanced training in the geospatial technologies. In particular, there is a recognized need in different disciplines to gather, analyze, and interpret geographically referenced spatial information and data. The Master of Science in Integrated Geospatial Technology provides an optimal combination of education and training in Geospatial Science and Technology to students who wish to join the geospatial workforce. The program can be completed on-campus or through online courses. Current Michigan Tech undergraduate students can earn a MS degree with just a single year of study beyond the BS through the Accelerated Master's Program.

The Integrated Geospatial Technology MS program is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds to pursue careers in surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), terrestrial laser scanning industries, and for allied areas that require knowledge and understanding of the acquisition, processing, and analysis of spatially referenced data. These types of data help scientists from many different disciplines such as geology, volcanology, forestry, agriculture, social sciences, demography, history, and politics study diverse aspects of Earth and human phenomena. While many disciplines use such data and technologies as supplementary tools in their research, geospatial data acquisition and processing is an applied science and technology by itself.

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