Master of GIS

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) degree is designed for professionals who look for an accelerated program to enhance their knowledge of the analysis, management, and communication of geographic information. It combines the development of strong technical skills and in-depth understanding of geographic information systems and theory.

MGIS Program Overview

The program consists of 8 months of coursework and the undertaking of an internship of 400 hours. Each of the four terms are seven weeks in length and the annual schedule allows for one three-week break. Student cohorts begin each year in September and January.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:


  • Understand the spatial aspects of an external client’s GIS needs and develop a practical project plan for addressing these needs.
  • Design, compile, and develop a spatial database and a set of analytical tools into a system appropriate to the problem.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of geographic analysis and cartographic skills.
  • Communicate the project process and the results in written, oral, and graphic medium at a professional level.