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MSGISM Program of Study

The Master of Science in GIS Management requires the completion of at least 34 credit hours, of which at least 21 credit hours are earned at Salisbury University.  The program must be completed with a cumulative average of a B (3.0) or higher, with no more than 6 credit hours below a grade of B and no grade lower than a C. The curriculum has a common set of core courses (25 credit hours) and allows for elective courses in their professional areas of specialization (at least 9 credit hours).

The master’s degree program can be completed in 13 months with full-time study.  Part-time study leading to the degree is also available. The program is now fully online. International students are welcome to apply. Local students may work one-on-one with the faculty at Salisbury while taking the online classes.

Upon entering the MSGISM program, students will work closely with the program director to identify which electives meet their educational goals and will be guided through the inter-institutional registration process.

If you like, you can download the checklist.

Program requirements are as follows:

1. Complete the following thirty-one (31) credit hours:

GEOG 519 Advanced Geographic Information Science (4)
POSC 540 Public Administration (3)
INFO 686 Database Processing & Management (3)
GEOG 619 Managing GISystems (3)
GEOG 630 GISystems and Public Administration (3)
GEOG 640 GISystems Co-operative Experience (6)
GEOG 650 Capstone GISystems Seminar (3)

Pending Curricular Approval

FINA 626 Managerial Finance (3)

GEOG 538 GIS Leadership (3)

2. Complete three (3) credit hours in elective courses:

BUAD 699/GEOG 550 Topics in Geography (3-6)
INFO 615 Project Management (3)

Pending Curricular Approval
MGMT 624 High Performance Work Systems (3)
MKTG 663 Business Intelligence (3)

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