Online M.S. in Geographic Information Science Administration

Affordable Tuition
100% Online Coursework
Innovative Technology

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.

Request Information

Complete the form to receive more information about this program.

Start Dates

First Spring Start

Start Date: January 19, 2021

Second Spring Start

Start Date: March 15, 2021

First Summer Start

Start Date: May 10, 2021

Second Summer Start

Start Date: June 21, 2021

Why Should You Pursue Our M.S. in GIS Administration?

Technology icon

The Latest Technology

UWF’s online GIS graduate degree uses innovative technology and the latest field approaches to prepare students for success.

United States of America

Nationally Recognized

The GIS program is recognized by the National Professional Science Master’s Organization.

Online Learning icon

Interdisciplinary Learning

This interdisciplinary degree combines MBA-level business coursework with specialized GIS study.

GIS Administration Careers

  • Geoscientist

    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

  • Geographer

    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.

Benefits of Online Learning

With our affordable program’s convenient online format, you can easily fit your studies into your busy schedule while building a strong foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your career.

  • Learn from experienced faculty in a personalized environment
  • Grasp concepts through innovative, high-tech learning strategies
  • Have access to numerous resources

We Are Here For You

From enrollment through graduation, you’ll have support throughout your entire educational experience at the University of West Florida.

  • Enrollment Counselors

    Enrollment counselors will guide you through the admission process, helping you find the right program and answering all of your questions.

  • Transcript Team

    Our transcript team will review your transcripts if you’ve already earned credits at another higher education institution.

  • Advising Assistants

    Advising assistants will provide you with encouragement and assistance as you complete your studies.

Ready to take the next step toward pursuing your M.S. in Geographic Information Science Administration?

Get Started