Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems
Acquire advanced technical and professional development training in business, ethics and policy with a Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Systems in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. Students are trained in core skills, as well as professional development and business ethics, to advance their careers or prepare them to enter the geographic information systems (GIS) workforce.
GIS is a rapidly growing field that combines cartography, spatial databases and statistics to gather and analyze data. It provides an innovative platform that changes how businesses and organizations use and understand data. In this 30-credit professional master’s degree program, you will create and utilize maps to analyze and share information, reveal patterns and relationships, and provide actionable findings to help solve complex global problems.
Students learn in-demand technical and project management skills including programming, data analysis and visualization, Structured Query Language (SQL), statistics and design. GIS skills are exceedingly marketable within virtually all fields including business, disaster response, economic development, health and the environment.
Temple’s Geography and Urban Studies Department faculty have experience across a broad range of GIS applications, including
- location analysis,
- remote sensing and
- urban issues.
Professors within the Geography and Urban Studies Department are also active researchers with expertise in the following research methodologies.
- Program evaluation
- Qualitative methods
- Remote sensing
- Spatial statistics
Research within the department focuses on geographic methods, globalization, social justice and sustainability. Graduate students play an active role in sponsored research projects. As a graduate of the Geographic Information Systems PSM, you will be prepared to take the Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification exam and participate in professional GIS work.