Offered by the University of Washington Department of Geography, the Professional Master’s Program in Geographic Information Systems (PMPGIS), with a concentration in sustainability management, helps working professionals enter or advance their careers in the field of geospatial systems and technology industries. Take an advanced approach to designing sustainable solutions for complex problems by incorporating GIS.
Through this program, you’ll build advanced spatial thinking skills using GIS techniques and learn to use decision support workflows for sustainability management. Specifically, you’ll learn to combine geovisualization, data management and geospatial analysis to develop, examine and portray data in two- and three- dimensional maps. Specialized courses explore sustainability workflows and investigate the interconnection of social, environmental and economic issues on a regional to global scale.
PMPGIS prepares students to model and solve complex land, resource and transportation problems in a wide range of disciplines. Apply what you learn to a variety of contexts, including:
- Ground and surface water resources
- Land resources
- Highway, rail and transit transportation
- Environmental management
- Marine and coastal resources
- Alternative energy
- Climate adaptation
- Utilities management
- Forest resources
- Public and environmental health
- Historic preservation and archeology; and more
First-Rate Instructors and the Convenience of Online Learning
All PMPGIS courses are taught by Department of Geography instructors with doctoral degrees. The program offers students the convenience of learning online combined with three to four days of intensive classroom experiences in the Puget Sound region each summer. Students complete their degree with a capstone final project that demonstrates the depth of their skills and creativity.
Through the program you can:
- Learn and apply GIS skills focused on management of complex sustainable systems
- Study online at a world-class university without paying out-of-state tuition
- Enjoy summers in Seattle for three to four days of intensive study
- Earn your master’s degree while employed