Higher Education

University of Washington

Department of Geography, Professional Master's Program in GIS
Dr. Robert Aguirre, Graduate Program Advisor
Smith Hall Box 353550
Seattle, Washington, 98195

Description of Program

The Professional Master's Program in Geographic Information Systems (PMPGIS) teaches students how to design a sustainable world with GIS. Students learn how to model complex land, transportation and resource problems using geospatial technologies and sustainability management workflows. This unique program fosters advanced spatial thinking skills using GIS techniques, and is the only program of its kind to offer a concentration in sustainability management. The PMPGIS is designed for working professionals; thus the program offers most of its courses online. Part-time students complete their degree in two years (nine quarters). Within three summer courses, you will spend a portion of the time in a short-week of intensive study within Washington State's Puget Sound region developing project ideas and presentations. A complete program description, plus information about admissions can be found at http://www.outreach.washington.edu/pmpgis/

Core Courses: UNITS
(quarter credits)
GEOG DL514. GIS Problem Solving 5
GEOG DL560 Principles of GIS Mapping 5
GEOG DL582 GIS Data Management 5
GEOG DL517 Geospatial Data Analysis 5
GEOG DL565 GIS Programming in Python 5
Concentration Courses:
GEOG DL562 Coastal GIS 5
GEOG DL564 GIS and Decision Support 5
GEOG DL568 Intl Case Studies in GIS for Sustainability 5
GEOG DL569 GIS Workshop 5
Total credits 45

Course Descriptions: See the program website for course descriptions, faculty bios, admission and fees.