University of Southern California

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology


Waite Phillips Hall 3470 Trousdale Parkway

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology

Format: Online

Program Description:

USC College is pleased to offer an innovative Master of Science program in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST). The GIST graduate program is offered in an online format to mesh with the demanding schedules of working professionals and resident USC graduate students for whom campus-based studies are not an option.

The GIST Master of Science degree meets the needs of today's researchers and professionals, equipping them with the fundamental science and skills to cope with increasing data complexity and more sophisticated applications. GIS specialists can look forward to careers advising public and private institutions such as government, real estate developers, utilities, and telecommunications firms on where to build new roads, buildings, power plants, and cable lines as well as on environmental matters such as where to build a landfill or preserve wetland habitats.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must have a bachelor's degree.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

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