GPR Home MS Applied Geospatial Sciences Degree Requirments


To complete this 36-unit plan, you take:

* 4 units of the Applied Geospatial Sciences core:

* 6 units of seminar topics, including one human geography topic and one physical geography topic:

* 6 units of GGR 689 or PL 689, a professional practicum, or 6 units of GGR 699 or PL699, for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved thesis.

* 20 units in one of the following emphasis areas:

(1) Geospatial Technologies Emphasis

(2) Planning and Recreation Emphasis (selected from the following with advisor consent)

(3) Custom Geography, Planning and Recreation Emphasis (selected from the following with advisor consent)


Distance Learning (Online) Students

The MS Applied Geospatial Sciences degree program is available to distance learning students in a fully online format. In addition to meeting the requirements above, distance learning students must:

  1. Arrange to attend the GGR 681 class in the Fall Semester virtually through Elluminate, Skype or some other teleconferencing mechanism. The faculty teaching this class will work with the student to accomplish this. Students residing in Arizona will be encouraged (but not required) to attend at least some of the classes in person, if at all possible.
  2. May only do the Practicum option. Due to the greater challenge in advising, the Thesis option is not available to distance learning students.
  3. Carefully construct a Program of Study based on the more limited range of online courses that are available. This is most suited to the Planning and GIS emphasis areas. Constructing a custom emphasis is possible, but may be more challenging.

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