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The MAS program in geographic information systems is a compact, one-year nonthesis degree fostering advanced study in the management and use of GIS technology in public and corporate environments. The degree program meets important educational needs of working professionals and recent college graduates seeking to improve their career standing.
The program provides a comprehensive professional degree that balances work in the theoretical aspects of GIS, the technical side of the discipline, and the applications domain. Students are exposed to cutting-edge technology , with a focus on building invaluable problem-solving skills, and the opportunity to work on real-world GIS projects.
Courses are held in the evenings during the week, so the curriculum is highly adaptable to the work environment, and the master's degree is achievable in a one-year time period. A new group of students begins the program each August, attending evening classes during the fall and spring semesters. Upon completion of the spring semester, students select a capstone project that they complete during a summer eight-week session. Final presentations take place in mid-July, and in fewer than 11 months the degree is complete.