Graduate Minor in Geographic Information Science

Geographic information science (GIS) encompasses the theories and methods for understanding spatial patterns and processes. Because many of our most challenging problems have a spatial component, GIS contributes to developing our best solutions. GIS is being applied to an increasingly large number of fields, including land use planning, environmental management, public health, market analysis, human rights, and law enforcement. Experts in a diverse range of fields are well-served by GIS knowledge.

The graduate minor in GIS allows students to develop depth in spatial analysis that complements their discipline-specific knowledge. Completing this minor will improve your marketability and opportunities for intellectual and professional development.

The master's minor requires at least 9 credits (3 courses) while the doctoral minor requires at least 12 credits. Students interested in completing the MGIS minor should contact the director of graduate studies for the MGIS Program. More information about the minor can be found in the GIS Graduate Minor Fact Sheet.

Requirements for a GIS minor