Online M.S. in Geographic Information Science Administration

Gain Hands-On GIS Training and Become a Leader in the Field

Take the Next Step Toward Achieving Your Goals

Build on your GIS talents to move into management roles through the online Master of Science in Geographic Information Science Administration degree from the University of West Florida. You’ll study cartography, geospatial scripting, spatial databases, web-based mapping and other core topics to gain valuable skills for lasting success.

UWF’s master’s in GIS administration program features innovative technology and an interdisciplinary approach through business coursework. Get started to develop qualifications for careers at the intersection of geospatial science and business management.

At UWF, we strive to provide multiple pathways to transfer credit, so you can complete your degree faster. Military experience or credit you’ve earned toward health-related certifications or licensures may transfer as credit toward your degree. With multiple start dates a year, you can begin your healthcare administration program online when it’s best for you.

100% Online Coursework

Finish in 36 Months

8-Week Courses

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Engage in an Interdisciplinary GIS Education

UWF bolsters your GIS education with MBA-level business courses, enabling you to thrive as a GIS administrator with dynamic skills. At the same time, you will enhance your technical abilities by learning Esri ArcGIS Pro, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Leaflet, Erdas Imagine and other innovative GIS software.

Capitalize on UWF’s National Recognition

UWF’s online M.S. in GIS Administration degree program is recognized by the National Professional Science Master’s Association.

Gain Real-World Experience

Complete a capstone project to build professional skills while working alongside industry experts.

Harness the Latest Technology

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

Discover the Convenience of UWF’s Online Programs

With our online programs, you can easily fit your studies into your busy schedule while building a solid foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your career. Our experienced faculty teach in a personalized environment, leveraging innovative learning strategies to help you grasp concepts. You will also have access to a wealth of resources that encourage your success from enrollment through graduation.

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Position Yourself for Success in the GIS Field

In Florida, GIS and related computer occupations are expected to grow from 12-29% — more than four times their national average. Through our online program, you can prepare to oversee GIS responsibilities in multiple fields, including environmental resource management, urban and regional planning, emergency response management and local government.

GIS Administration Careers

  1. Geoscientist: $83,680 per year
  2. Geographer: $85,220 per year
  3. Urban and Regional Planner: $78,500 per year
  4. Conservation Scientists and Foresters: $63,750 per year

Employment projections from O*NET OnLine. Median salary figures (as of 2022) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

GIS Certificate Options

We also offer online undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Join one of these programs to gain impressive software knowledge to become more efficient as a GIS professional.

The GIS graduate certificate program offers a pathway to the master’s degree program if you fulfill the foundation requirements and six hours of GIS core courses.

About UWF Online

With a history of more than 50 years of leadership in education, UWF offers academic degrees with a mission to create the next generation of big thinkers. Based in Pensacola, our forward-thinking online degree and certificate programs prepare students for success through creative, collaborative learning experiences.

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