Gain Hands-On GIS Training and Become a Leader in the Field
The online Master of Science in Geographic Information Science Administration degree from the University of West Florida is designed to prepare GIS professionals for career advancement. Study key topics like cartography, geospatial scripting, spatial databases, web-based mapping and more as you gain valuable business skills for lasting success. Featuring innovative technology and an interdisciplinary approach to learning, this program also includes a capstone project that gives you the chance to work alongside industry experts and gain relevant skills for the workplace.
Advance your career and continue your education in this exciting field at the intersection of business and geographic science.
GIS Certificate Options
We also offer online undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. A total of 7 courses, including a required internship, have been carefully combined to reflect real-world workforce requirements. With this knowledge, expect to better understand what’s happening behind the scenes in the software and become more efficient at work.
The GIS graduate certificate program is a pathway to the master’s program by fulfilling the foundation requirements plus 6 hours of GIS core courses.
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Second Fall Start
Start Date: October 16, 2023
First Spring Start
Start Date: January 08, 2024
Second Spring Start
Start Date: March 04, 2024
Why Should You Pursue Our M.S. in GIS Administration?
The Latest Technology
UWF’s online GIS graduate degree uses innovative technology and the latest field approaches to prepare students for success.
The GIS program is recognized by the National Professional Science Master’s Organization.
This interdisciplinary degree combines MBA-level business coursework with specialized GIS study.
GIS Administration Careers
Geoscientists study the physical aspects of earth, collecting samples and analyzing data to learn more about the world around us.
Job growth: 14 percent
Median annual salary: $89,850
Geographers study the distribution of land, physical features and inhabitants in different areas, conducting research and presenting their findings.
Job growth: 7 percent
Median annual salary: $76,86
Urban and regional planner
Urban and regional planners develop plans for how best to use a community’s land and its resources, working with government officials and the public to do so.
Job growth: 13 percent
Median annual salary: $71,490
Conservation scientists and foresters
Conservation scientists and foresters oversee the land quality of forests, parks and other natural resources.
Job growth: 6 percent
Median annual salary: $60,970
* Job growth (from 2016 through 2026) and median annual salary (as of 2017) figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.