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Geospatial Services, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #184 (WUR) Online
The Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Services enables students to acquire practical skills and theoretical essentials to lead with geographical (xyzt) data in the public and private sector. This program adapts to newly emerging technologies necessary to handle ever-increasing amounts of data, placing students at the leading edge of geospatial science. 

About

Experiential learning integration, using hands-on applications, challenge and encourage students to move out of their comfort zones to become independent scholars and well-informed citizens within a world driven by constant change.

Analysis of geospatial data accelerates innovative analysis and provides solutions to problems in multiple sectors such as:

  • GeoIntelligence and situational awareness
  • Catastrophe risk modeling for the insurance industry
  • Precision agriculture and boosting food production
  • Surveying (via drone collection)
  • Industrial asset inventory.

Program Objectives

  • Provide hands-on experience with software from ESRI, the industry leader in GIS
  • Improve the understanding of Internet GIS
  • Explore the fundamentals of remote sensing
  • Secure foundational skills in project management, system implementation, database development, and implementation
  • Evaluate the theoretical, mathematical, and computational foundations of GIS
  • Learn to effectively interpret and apply geographic information
  • Analyze cartographic principles
  • Study the legal, economic, and ethical issues associated with GIS
  • Examine practical applications of GIS to support geographic inquiry and decision making

Accreditation

Northeastern University's Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Services program is USGIF accredited. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Communications Foundation
  • Information Technology Policy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
  • Foundations of Project Management
  • Project Management Practices
  • Psychology of Intelligence Analysis 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      1.5-3 years
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
  • Professional resume
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
  • Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English Language Proficiency Proof

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20933.333333333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31400 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    20933.333333333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31400 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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