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Master of Applied Science in Geospatial Information Technologies

The Master of Applied Science in Geospatial Information Technologies (MAS-GIT) is a 16-month online degree program. Computer labs and resources are also available for students to study on campus. Online delivery of classes offers students the flexibility needed for advancing their career without interrupting current work duties. No out-of-state fees are required.

Geospatial information technologies are innovative approaches that government agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations increasingly employ to understand problems and make informed decisions. The MAS-GIT program of Delta State provides education and practice of GIS, advanced geospatial analysis, remote sensing, digital image processing and information extraction, photogrammetry, computer programing etc. scientific knowledge and technologies. The state-of-the-art education prepares students to enter professions and advance their careers in government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and academia in geospatial fields.

More detailed information can be found at: http://www.deltastate.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/biological-and-physical-sciences/mas-git/

Admission: Full admission to the MAS-GIT program may be granted to the applicant who:

1. Meets all requirements for admission to Graduate School.

2. a. Has earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline (e.g., biological and physical sciences, environmental management, computer information systems, social sciences, interdisciplinary studies).     OR     b. Applicants may be considered for admission to the program if they have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have at least three years of successful relevant experience supported by three letters of recommendation from practitioners in the field.

3. Has earned GPA 2.75 or higher on all undergraduate coursework.

4. Candidates for admission must submit a 1-2 page written statement describing why they wish to enter the program and how the program can lead to career success.

More detailed information can be found at: http://www.deltastate.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/biological-and-physical-sciences/mas-git/

Curriculum: Required courses 24 hours, approved electives 6 hours.

Fall

GIS 602.Introduction to Geospatial Spatial Science and GIS (GIS I)……………….…………..3

GIS 631.Photogrammetry……………………………………………………………………………..3

REM 616.Remote Sensing…………………………………………………………………………….3

Spring

REM 611.Digital Image Processing…………………………………………………………………3

GIS 610.Advanced GIS (GIS II) ……………………………………………………………….…….3

GIS 661.Geospatial Mathematics, Algorithms, and Statistics……………….…………..……..3

Summer I (Select 1)…………………………………………………………………………..…….3

GIS 551.Business Geographics

GIS 570.Programming GIS

GIS 681.Community Growth

Summer II (Select 1) ……………………………………………………..………………….…….3

REM 641. Advanced Sensor Systems and Data Collection

GIS 580. GIS for the Internet and Spatial Databases

REM 631. Info. Extraction from Multi/Hyper&Lidar

Following Fall

GIS 690. GIS Capstone…………………………………………………………………………………6

Total semester hours……………………………………………………………………………………30

More detailed information can be found at: http://www.deltastate.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/biological-and-physical-sciences/mas-git/

A candidate for the Master of Applied Science in Geospatial Information Technologies is required to meet the following:

1. Fulfill general requirements for a graduate degree at Delta State University.

2. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit consisting of 24 hours of required courses and 6 hours of approved electives.

3. A student who receives a grade of D or F or who acquires two grades of C will be removed from the graduate program.

4. Earn an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Student Responsibility. The graduate student must accept full responsibility for knowing and following the policies and regulations of DSU graduate programs, as well as requirements specific to the degree program.

More detailed information can be found at: http://www.deltastate.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/biological-and-physical-sciences/mas-git/