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Geographic Information Systems Management (M.S.)


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Dr. Stuart Hamilton

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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 public context. The program 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 proficiency of professionals working in government, business and non-profit organizations. With such proficiency these professionals are well equipped to integrate and apply this new technology in their respective fields.

With 100 percent of the program offered online, the program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who did not acquire a GIS background as part of their primary training while they continue to hold their position in their chosen field. 

Admission Deadlines: Fall: August 1st
Spring: December 1st
Summer: May 1st
Standardized Test(s): None.
Required Recommendations: Three (3) academic and/or professional recommendations addressing the applicant's qualifications to do graduate work.
Academic Records: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Personal Statement: 500-word statement that describes the applicant's goals related to the pursuit of this graduate program of study and to his/her overall career
Additional Requirements: * Application
* Application Fee
* Successful completion of undergraduate coursework in mathematics
   (college-level algebra or above) and elementary statistics
* Professional resume highlighting:
     * Any management or technical experience working in a professional
        capacity in business, government or non-government organizations
     * Knowledge of and recent (within the last three years) professional
        experience using GIS software, demonstrated by at least one year
        or more of professional GIS experience
     * At least two semesters of geographic information science courses or
     * Some combination of professional GIS experience and formal
International applicants only: Please review International Application Information.
More Information: Program Fact Sheet
Program Checklist
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