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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Geographic Information Sciences

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GIS professionals at work

Be prepared to move into a dynamic and competitive field, or advance within your current organization, with a Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Science. Public agencies, private corporations and large retail operations all have a need for leaders who have can pair management skills with geospatial technologies.

Our Professional Science Master’s Degree program takes an applied approach to graduate education. Our courses bridge geographic information sciences with leadership, project management, professional communication, and management skills.

The Geographic Information Sciences program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

  • Classes available both in Mankato and the Twin Cities.
  • Courses taught by subject matter experts and professionals in their fields.
  • Applied focus that integrates courses in information technology, business, urban and regional studies, and GIS.

About the Program Director:

Dr. Donald Friend has more than 30 years of experience as a professor, researcher, administrator, advisor and outdoor educator.

For more information about the Professional Science Master’s Degree in Geographic Information Science, email