“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.
The GIS Student Organization will host its annual GIS Career and Networking Fair on Monday, March 30th from 11 am to 4 pm in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. The goal of this career fair is to build a bridge between GIS/Geography students and employers around the region, granting the opportunity to network, exchange job opportunities and resumes, and share research and technologies being used in both the professional and academic worlds. Events will include speakers, vendor booths, a poster contest with prizes, free headshots, and one-on-one resume reviews.February 26th, 2015