Program Overview

Delta State University offers a Master of Science degree in Geospatial Information Technologies for professionals in information technology or information systems who are interested in developing into an expert in GPS systems and geo-locational processes. A wide variety of mobile devices and mobile information systems utilize geospatial information systems for functionality for consumer usage as well as corporate usage of location-based information. A variety of industries utilize geolocation data, including transit and mapping services, health care services, telecommunications, and businesses who utilize location data in order to provide services to customers.

Students will study geo-location and GPS systems through a curriculum which will teach them about the software and hardware aspects of technology utilized in GPS. Classes include introduction to geospatial science and GIS, digital image processing, geospatial mathematics, algorithms, and statistics, and information extraction from multi-hyper-spectral and LIDAR data.

Upon completion of the program, students will need to have demonstrated advanced learning in science and mathematics, and developed the necessary knowledge of geospatial technology to have qualified for roles as an expert in geospatial information systems. These qualifications include the ability to understand geospatial principles and practices, to have a working knowledge of ArcGIS and other GIS tools and data sources, understand the approaches and strategies utilized in developing geospatial systems to meet organizational needs, to be familiar with the ethical and legal issues around the use of geospatial data, and to collect, access, and use geospatial data across multiple disciplines.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Has earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline.

    School Overview

    Delta State University is a public institution providing a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum to students representing all of the states and more than 20 countries. Dozens of degree programs on the undergraduate level provide educational opportunities in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and in the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. Graduate programs on the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels provide advanced training in a broad range of disciplines.

    Acknowledging its beginnings as a teacher’s college, the University sustains excellence in teacher education while continuing to expand offerings in traditional as well as unique programs of study.

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