Digital Mapping - Graduate Certificate | Master of Science

Open up career opportunities and growth by learning the latest in creating static and interactive maps. Deepen your understanding of geospatial data while expanding your knowledge of mapping software platforms.

Obtain technical skills and design fluency to make highly sophisticated maps. Instruction includes technical training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and online mapping including the creation and use of geodata, cutting-edge techniques for scraping geodata, and spatial visualization tools.

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Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in Digital Mapping provides a curriculum rich with technical training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and online mapping. Students take a total of 11 credit-hours of graduate coursework.

To be eligible for the online Graduate Certificate in Digital Mapping, students must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or an international credential deemed equivalent to a four-year bachelor's degree. GRE scores are NOT required for admission to the graduate certificate program.

Master of Science

The online Master of Science in Digital Mapping prepares graduates to critically navigate and create in today's information ecosystems as a data scientist, web designer, a geovisual artist, or one of many other fast growing mapping professions. Students take a total of 30 credit-hours of graduate coursework. This consists of 11 credit-hours that comprise the graduate certificate, followed by 12 credit-hours of courses to expand their skills, insights and engagement with mapping. Upon completing the 24 credit-hours, student take two courses for three credits each to prepare and implement their final Master's project under the supervision of faculty members.

To be eligible for the online Master of Science in Digital Mapping, student must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or an international credential deemed equivalent to a four-year bachelor's degree. GRE scores are NOT required for admission to the Master of Science program.

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COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences | Department of Geography
CAREER LEVEL: Graduate
DEGREE: Graduate Certificate or Master of Science
COST: $721 per credit

Courses for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Mapping:

  • MAP 671: Introduction to New Mapping (3 credits)
  • MAP 672: Programming for Web Mapping (4 credits)
  • MAP 673: Design for Interactive Web Mapping (4 credits)

Courses for the Master of Science in Digital Mapping:

  • MAP 674: Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization (4 credits)
  • MAP 675: Collaborative Geovizualization (4 credits)
  • MAP 701: History of Critical Cartography (2 credits)
  • MAP 719: Social Impacts of New Mapping (3 credits)
  • MAP 698: Final Project Preparation (3 credits)
  • MAP 699: Final Project Implementation (3 credits)

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