Integrated Geospatial Technology—MS

The MS Integrated Geospatial Technology program is also available as an accelerated masters and online.

Geospatial engineers are the newest additions to the engineering family. They use new and developing technologies such as GPS, UAV and satellite imagery, laser mapping, and fast computing to create complex layers of interconnected geographic information.

What you'll work on.

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.

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Earth Observation Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Geodesy and Geodetic Sciences
  • Photogrammetry and Geospatial Imaging
  • Surveying

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Who you'll work with.

Our faculty are well-known in their fields and have funded research projects with such organizations as the DOD, EPA, and NASA. Many graduate students work on faculty-led research projects in addition to carrying out their own research in geospatial technology.

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).

Faculty Spotlight

 Eugene Levin

Eugene Levin

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director Integrated Geospatial Technology

"I build geospatial systems that integrate computer and human brain power."

Human-computer symbiosis - cutting-edge technologies like eye-tracking and brain encephalography - that couple computer and human knowledge so geospatial imagery analysts can process data at the "speed of sight." This work addresses decision support for needs and issues like environmental versus intelligence, terrestrial versus intelligence, and regional versus global.

Where you'll work.

GI Scientists 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.

Geospatial engineers and scientists are responsible for using geographic data that supports military/civilian operations for disaster relief and Homeland Security. They collect, analyze, and distribute geospatial information to represent the terrain and its possible effects.