“Given the flexibility of the program, I strongly recommend it to working professionals, as well as those seeking a traditional full-time master’s program.”
MGIS 2003, Senior Hydrogeologist, Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc.
The Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) program is a unique professional masters degree associated with the Geography Department at the University of Minnesota, a top-ranked department in the United States with a strong tradition in cartography and GIS. The MGIS program is also affiliated with other academic units including Forest Resources, Computer Science, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), and Soil, Water and Climate.
The MGIS program provides a comprehensive GIS degree that balances theoretical, technical, applied and societal dimensions of GIS. Our program prides itself on providing a top-quality program accessible to a wide range of student interests and profiles. We offer:
Earning your MGIS degree from the University of Minnesota will benefit your career and give you the opportunity to make a real difference in your chosen field. Whether you use your GIS knowledge to empower communities, plan urban transportation systems, chart evacuation paths, help the environment, increase market share, or pioneer new software applications, as a University of Minnesota MGIS graduate, you will always be in the company of your field's brightest minds and top achievers.
Tom Breed (2006) now works for Google as a GIS Data Engineer.
Mike Engels (2005) has moved back to Minnesota and works as a Data Analyst for AudaExplore in Eagan, MN. One of his colleagues is Mike Kasel (2009), who is a Senior GIS Analyst.
Matt McLees (2013) is a Senior GeoData Specialist at East View Geospatial in Minnesota.
Norine Wilczek (2012) has been hired as a GIS Analyst/Traffic Operations Dispatcher at the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Regional Transportation Management Center.May 15th, 2013