Salisbury University

Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology

Master of Science in GIS Management



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.-GIS and Public Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Public Administration degree is a direct response to the increasing value in using GIS technology to allocate scarce resources in support of informed public policy decisions. Full integration of GIS into the workplace will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of geographic oriented activities, such as law enforcement, fire protection, marketing, land use, public health, revenue collections, transportation, etc. The degree is designed to enhance the GIS proficiency of professionals working in government, business and non-profit organizations (NPOs). With such proficiency these professionals will be well equipped to integrate and apply this new technology in their respective fields. Because it is primarily online, this Master’s program is targeted at precisely those working professionals who could/did not acquire a GIS background as part of their primary training. It is designed to meet their needs while they continue to hold their position in their chosen field.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

US Govt limits the number of online courses that international students may take at one time. This may hinder degree progress.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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