The Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) concentration within the MS-Geography at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is an accelerated, one-year master’s program designed to provide a solid foundation and a useful degree credential in the field of geospatial technologies. Through rigorous coursework in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), and spatial modeling, highly- motivated students and professionals who complete this degree will emerge from the program with applied experience and a broad GIS skillset applicable towards diverse professional opportunities. This MS concentration will provide students with a background in the science, techniques, and application of geospatial skills that will enable them to embark on public and private sector careers or to undertake further studies in geography, planning, public policy, ecology, environmental science, and other fields.
We encourage folks to apply by March 1st, but we will be accepting applications after that date.
For more information on the program, including curriculum, cost, and requirements, visit our website at https://sites.google.com/umass.edu/umass-gist
Please contact the GIST program director, Dr. Forrest Bowlick, with any and all questions! For all applicants, the application fee can be waived upon request.