Advanced Degree Programs for Prospective Students




Geospatial Computer Science Program

Master of Science Degree

The Master of Science in Geospatial Systems Engineering will provide students with knowledge and skills focusing on the research, design, development, and use of technologies in geospatial surveying engineering. The program builds upon the ABET accredited undergraduate Geographic Information Science program (GISc) and the existing geographic information science concentration in the master’s program in computer science. The program satisfies the regional, state and national need for master’s-level graduates in geospatial systems design and surveying engineering. Due to the diversity of geospatial applications in industry, the 36 credit hour program is purposely designed to offer breadth in the course work.

Geospatial Computer Science PHD



Geospatial Computer Science Program

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The Geospatial Computer Science (GSCS) doctoral program is an interdisciplinary program with a strong emphasis on developing the theory of computer science for handling geospatial data and exploring emerging technologies enabled by geographic information science. The GSCS program is a unique combination of the fields of computer science and geographic information science, with a technical and theoretical foundation of computer science.




Coastal & Marine System Science

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

What is Coastal and Marine System Science?

System Science is one of the newest technical disciplines. Like traditional science, we propose and test hypotheses, but System Science takes a giant step beyond by generating model-based predictions. Where traditional science is content to describe and analyze a given phenomenon, System Science seeks to understand the relationships between all of the variables affecting a given phenomenon. As such, it is called a multivariate science and involves critical inputs from both the biotic and abiotic world. It is also a computational science which relies heavily on the manipulation of large datasets to extract new knowledge.

Highly interdisciplinary, the Coastal and Marine System Science (CMSS) graduate program is designed to serve graduate students with diverse backgrounds in the natural and computational sciences. Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in some combination of biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, oceanography, engineering, and geographic information science. If you want a degree that will allow you to make a difference, consider being part of this unique program in Coastal and Marine Systems Science.

Coastal and Marine System Science focuses on integrative concepts that have emerged in recent years, linking biogeochemistry, geographic information science, ecosystem dynamics, and quantitative modeling. The CMSS program also promotes interdisciplinary studies of the coastal zone that integrates natural science with socio-economic sciences. Graduates of the CMSS program will demonstrate proficiency in understanding and applying the concepts and principles of all of the natural sciences as well as a working competence in mathematical modeling and geospatial analysis.