Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses
GUS 5031GIS Programming3
GUS 5162Advanced Statistics for Urban Applications3
GUS 8065Cartographic Design3
GUS 8067Spatial Database Design3
GUS 8069GIS Ethics and Professional Practice3
Electives 112
Capstone Course
GUS 9187GIS Capstone3
Total Credit Hours30

In consultation with the faculty advisor, students select four electives from a wide array of courses in cartography, GIS, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. It is recommended that students who are interested in advanced programming take GUS 8066 Application Development for Geographic Information Systems as one of their four electives.

Culminating Event:
GIS Capstone:
The GIS Capstone course (GUS 9187) provides an experiential and industry-relevant learning experience for students matriculated in the GIS Professional Science Master’s program at Temple. Students engage in a structured internship experience (140 hours during the term) identified with the guidance of PSM faculty at Temple and a prospective employer. The student completes a GIS-oriented project during the internship that draws on the GIS science and professional skills developed through the PSM curriculum.