University of Texas - Dallas - Program in Geospatial Sciences

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Geospatial information science (GISc) was the term coined to describe this quickly growing field that is concerned with geographic concepts, the primitive elements used to describe, analyze, and show how phenomena are distributed over earth's surface. GISc has revolutionized many traditional disciplines, including geography, and brought together scientists and practitioners from a variety of fields. For a decade, UT Dallas has been a leader in GISc education and research. They offer:

  • Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences: a 120 semester credit hour degree with emphasis on either Geocomputation or Geography and providing students with thorough training in the theory and technologies of GIS.
  • Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems: a 15 semester credit hour certificate focusing on the application of GIS in government, private sector and scientific areas, which can be completed in one year of part-time evening study.
  • Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing: a 15 semester credit hour certificate focusing on processing remotely sensed satellite and airborne data and using them for a range of applications from urban change analysis to environmental management, which can be completed in one year of part-time evening study.
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence: a 15 semester credit hour certificate focusing on the application of geospatial ideas and techniques to national security and other intelligence activities.
  • Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences: a 36 semester credit hour degree program incorporating the GIS Certificate, jointly offered between the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, takes a student beyond the training for the GIS Certificate and exposes him/her to a more rigorous analysis of spatially referenced phenomena of their interest.
  • PhD in Geospatial Information Sciences: a 75 semester credit hour research oriented degree program in geospatial sciences jointly offered between the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the Eric Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Source: Program Website, 2015

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Geospatial Information Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing
  • Degrees: Certificate, BA, MS, PhD
  • State: Texas
  • City: Dallas
  • Phone: (972) 883-4134