Requirements

The MSGA Requires 30 credits

Required Courses (12 credits) — All courses are 4 credits

MSGA 510 – Spatial Thinking
MSGA 540 – Modeling and Spatial Statistics
MSGA 555 – Programming for GIS*

*Students who have completed an undergraduate GIS programming course equivalent to GISC 450 prior to matriculation may substitute MSGA 580 for MSGA 555. If MSGA 580 taken as the core, it cannot also count as an elective.

Elective Courses** (12 credits) –Students select 3 of the following; all courses are 4 credits

MSGA 520 – GeoDesign and GeoVisualization
MSGA 550 – Advanced Remote Sensing
MSGA 570 – Geospatial Intelligence
MSGA 571 – Special Topics in Geospatial Analysis
MSGA 580 – Web GIS and Programming

**If approved by a faculty member and the Department Chair, students may substitute 4 credits of MSGA 591 for one elective.

Capstone/Independent Research

MSGA 595 – Capstone Project (1-6 credits)***

***The last 3 credit hours must be taken in the last semester of the program.

Students must consult with their advisors on capstone projects.

Please see UMW Graduate Catalog for full details. Click here to see course descriptions.

Proposed MSGA courses for the coming three years
Fall 2019 Spring 2020
MSGA 510 Spatial Thinking MSGA 540 Spatial Statistics
MSGA 550 Remote Sensing MSGA 555 Programming for GIS
MSGA 555 Programming for GIS MSGA 571 Applications of GIS: GIS in Public Health
MSGA 570 GeoIntelligence MSGA 580 Web Programming
Fall 2020 Spring 2021
MSGA 510 Spatial Thinking MSGA 540 Spatial Statistics
MSGA 520 GeoDesign & Geovis MSGA 555 Programming for GIS
MSGA 550 Remote Sensing MSGA 570 GeoIntelligence
MSGA 555 Programming for GIS MSGA 580 Web Programming
Fall 2021 Spring 2022
MSGA 510 Spatial Thinking MSGA 540 Spatial Statistics
MSGA 550 Remote Sensing MSGA 555 Programming for GIS
MSGA 555 Programming for GIS MSGA 570 GeoIntelligence
MSGA 571 Applications of GIS MSGA 580 Web Programming