Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295

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Michigan Technical University offers a Master of Science in Integrated Geospatial Technology online for students who wish to join the geospatial workforce. Geospatial technology is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information. According to Michigan Tech, there is a large and growing need for scientists and engineers with advanced training in the geospatial technologies. The data geospatial scientists collect helps scientists from many different disciplines such as geology, volcanology, forestry, agriculture, social sciences, demography, history, and politics. Students from a variety of backgrounds enroll in the Michigan Tech program to discover the power of place.

The program can be completed on-campus or through online courses. During the program students will gain in-depth, hands-on knowledge of remote-sensing technologies, and the software that makes sense of all that raw information. Students will learn how to use an assortment of technologies, including GIS, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, COMPASS satellite systems, LiDAR, Space-borne imaging systems, and InSAR. These technologies are useful in a variety of fields ranging from intelligence, internet mapping, marketing and public utilities, to forestry, agriculture, and petroleum exploration.

Geospatial scientists have been known to lead research and development efforts at geospatial software development companies, government agencies, and in universities. Agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, and the Environmental Protection Agency conduct geospatial research. Not only will students be prepared to use existing tools, but they will also have the skills to develop new geospatial technologies.

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    Students must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution

    Accreditation & Licensing

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


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