The human security and geospatial intelligence industries have strong need for individuals who understand spatial science within the context of relevant political, social and environmental forces.
Master’s-level geospatial intelligence and human security professionals pursue senior-level and managerial careers in government, military and non-government humanitarian organizations. University of Southern California HSGI program prepares students to lead GEOINT initiatives and organizations operating at local, regional, national and international scale.
The M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence program at University of Southern California consists of 34 units, providing knowledge of GIS techniques and data within the context of incident preparation and response. The core courses provide deep understanding of human security issues and how they relate to man-made as well as natural disasters. Students will also learn the critical role that geospatial intelligence plays in military, disaster management and humanitarian operations.
Through the capstone course and two focused practicums, students will also gain extensive industry experience to jumpstart their careers or make considerable leaps within their existing GEOINT careers.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Concepts for Spatial Thinking
- Spatial Databases
- Spatial Data Acquisition
- GIS Programming and Customization
- Web GIS
- Mobile GIS
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesIT Security Terrorism & Security View 85 other Masters in IT Security in United States
The programs also involve several meeting sessions, conducted live via webcam. International students must be able to work this into their schedule no matter where they may reside. They also should ensure that the technology and Internet speed is capable of handling streaming video and audio.All students must have access to:
- A computer (Windows or Mac OS) with the latest version of any of these browsers
- Internet Explorer
- Headset or built-in speakers & microphone
- HD Webcam
- Broadband/high speed internet (1.5mbps minimum/3mbps preferred)
International57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!