Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications

Geoinformatics (GI)

Geoinformatics (GI

The Geoinformatics (GI) specialization focuses on remote sensing, data structures and data mining, GIS, and image processing, analysis, and interpretation. The curriculum is designed to prepare professionals who want to specialize in integrating earth imaging with georeferencing.

Our GI curriculum is unusual because it is more than an emphasis on GIS applications and develops additional skills beyond a traditional GIS concentration. Instead it uses GIS, IDL/ENVI, and other software to conduct data retrieval and image processing from satellites, radar, LiDAR, and other active and passive remote sensing devices. 

Career Opportunities

Listed below are just a few of the job areas that are relevant to Geoinformatics specialization:

  • Data analysts
  • Project managers
  • Research technicians
  • Database administrators across a broad range of public, private, and non-profit sectors

Major Sequence and Degree Requirements
36 Credits (online, technology-enhanced, and face-to-face course delivery formats)

Admission Requirements
Applicants must provide an official transcript from all institutions of higher education attended, and verify completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 2.75/4.00 cumulative grade point average. Applicants must also submit an official score from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT test that was taken within three years of the date of application. A resume and telephone interview are required.

Core Courses (24 s.h.)

  • BSN 511 Business Operations and Analysis (4)
  • ISS 570 Information Analysis (3) or EMGT 633 GIS Applications (3)
  • BSN 512 Accounting and Finance (4)
  • BSN 514 Strategic Management/Leadership (4)
  • ISCA 698 Field Experience Practicum (3)
  • ECON 507 Environmental Economics (3)
  • MATH 535 Statistical Methods (3)

Specialization Courses (12 s.h. at least 4 courses are required)

  • BIOL 446 Chesapeake Bay Systems (3)
  • ISCA 570 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation (3) 
  • ISCA 571 Spatial Data Structures (3)
  • ISCA 671 Earth Imaging and Data Processing (3)
  • ISCA 672: Advanced GIS w/ Geoinformational Case Studies (3)
  • ISCA 607 Global Environmental Policy and Negotiation (3)

Next Steps

For more information on the MSISA program please contact program cordinator:

Dr. Rich Clark
Phone: 717-872-3289


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