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At Mary Wash, our students are what inspire us. For 110+ years, we’ve championed the fearless exploration of knowledge—connected students, like you, with their passions, and helped them use those passions to make the world better than before.
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Earn your MSGA at UMW
- Geospatial Engineer
- Applications Developer
- Intelligence Analyst
- Photogrammetric Technician
- Field Data Collector
- Mapping Specialist
- Political Analyst
- Class size limited to 18, ensuring access to staff.
- Designed for recent graduates with a background in GIS and for working professionals who wish to advance their careers
- Access to state-of-the-art computer labs and extensive software: ESRI, ENVI, Terrset, PCI Geomatica, and more.
- Enroll full or part-time
- All courses are taught face to face on the Fredericksburg campus.
- All courses meet once a week, from 6-9:30 p.m.
- 30 credits are required- 6, 4-credit courses, and a 6-credit research project.
- You can click here for full admission criteria.
The coherent program’s design is to master specific knowledge and skills, such as programming within a geospatial environment, report writing, critical spatial analysis, and solving problems. Completed capstone projects include visualization, sea-level change, conservation, climate and ecosystem modeling, health issues, urbanization and flooding, landscape reconstruction, and more. The MSGA offers a learning and growth opportunity within driving distance of some of the nation’s leading government and corporate geospatial agencies.
Required core courses
- 510 – Spatial Thinking
- 540 – Modeling and Spatial Statistics
- 555 – Programming for GIS*
- 520 – GeoDesign and Geovisualization
- 550 – Remote Sensing & Digital Imagery
- 570 – Geospatial Intelligence
- 571 – Special Topics in Geospatial Analysis
- 580 – Web GIS and Programming
- 591 – Individual Study
- 595 – Independent Research Project
- Earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Successful applicants typically have a GPA of 3.0 or higher from undergraduate coursework. Students are required to have successfully earned credits in at least two college-level GIS classes and in at least one statistics class; in lieu of completed coursework, students can gain admission by providing documented evidence demonstrating they have worked with a GIS, such as ArcGIS, Grass, MapInfo, IDRISI, Intergraph – or the equivalent software – on a range of projects indicating competence in the topics typically covered in upper-level undergraduate GIS. Students may be considered for provisional admission without having previous GIS coursework or related work experience under the agreement that if they are admitted they must take GISC 200 Introduction to GIS and GISC 351 Spatial Analysis or GEOG 351A Spatial Analysis prior to beginning their graduate-level courses.
- Non-native English speakers will provide evidence of proficiency in English.