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Master of Science in GIS Management
Geographic Information Systems Management (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
Management Program at Salisbury University is unique among all such
programs. It provides a practical, hands-on educational experience that
prepares students for a career in the administration of GIS, particularly in a
The M.S. in GIS
Management is a direct response to
the increasing value in using GIS technology to allocate scarce resources
in support of informed public policy decisions. The degree is designed to
enhance the GIS management proficiency of professionals working in
government, business and non-profit organizations.
Are you looking to enter an exciting, dynamic field with management
skills sorely needed by organizations across the country? Then this is
the program for you.
SU’s MSGISM OFFERS:
The only online program in the U.S. focusing on public GIS
The opportunity to continue working full time while advancing
A focus on interaction between faculty and students and between
Collaboration between SU, which is well known for its
top-quality undergraduate GIScience education, and the University ofBaltimore’s award-winning, online Master of Public
Hands-on, real-world solutions to pressing GIS management issues
The chance to real-world problem solve through local government
GIS is one of the fastest-growing, high-tech career paths. The
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the geospatialtechnology industry, within the architectural and engineering
occupations group, as one of the top 10 fastest growing careers
between 2002 and 2012.
The adoption of GIS by government continues to accelerate,
especially in areas such as environmental protection, resourcemanagement, public planning, law enforcement, economic development,
facility management, public health and property management.
Students that complete this program achieve the necessary education
credits for certification as a Geographic Information Systems
Being online, the MSGIS program is designed for both working
professionals that have a finite amount of time to further their
education and those looking to complete the program in an intense
With GIS being identified as one of the
fastest-growing job sectors in the US economy, the
pressing need for qualified GIS administrators cannot be
understated. When coupled with the
mission-critical responsibilities that GIS now have in
many public (and private) organizations, the need for
GIS managers specifically trained for the job becomes
The Master of Science in GIS Management program
is unlike any in the country. It seeks to provide a
practical, hands-on educational experience that prepares
students for a career in the administration of Geographic
Information Systems, particularly in a public context.
Is our program for you?
Are you a GIS Professional looking to move into a
management position in your government agency,
non-governmental organization, or business?
Are currently in a management position but are
soon expected to be responsible for the staff and
resources of a GIS department?
Are you looking to enter an exciting, dynamic
field with management skills sorely needed by
organizations across the country?
Are you a working professional that cannot put
your life and career on hold while you pursue an
Are you ready to become one of the first
specifically-trained GIS Administrators?
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes,"
earning an MS in GIS Management could be just the
thing to accomplish your professional goals.
How does it work?
This program builds from
the successful undergraduate GIS program within the
Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury
University and the extensive local government GIS
outreach program, led by the Eastern Shore Regional GIS
While the majority of the program will be completed
remotely, students should feel confident that the
faculty could not be more committed to delivering
high-quality content and completely supporting students
as they move through the challenging course of study.
Please take some time to explore the potential of
this program, via this website and by contacting the
program director, Dr. Michael Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to helpingyou accomplish your