Graduate student opportunities in GISc

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:45pm

Graduate student opportunities in GISc in the Department of Geography, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota

NOW RECRUITING MGIS, MA AND PHD STUDENTS


The Department of Geography, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota invites students to apply for MA and PhD positions in Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Science. The department also offers a two-year professional Masters of MGIS.

The department offers all MA or PhD students a very competitive funding package that will cover a standard progression of four to five years. The application deadline is December 15, 2016 for admission in fall 2017. Information on applying is found at cla.umn.edu/geography/graduate. The professional MGIS program has information on funding and applying at cla.umn.edu/mgis.

The Department of Geography, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota has long been a center of innovative work in Geographic Information Science. We have made several recent hires and now have eight full-time faculty/staff members who provide breadth and depth in GISc concepts and practice.


Somayeh Dodge: mobility, movement, and advanced visualization and analysis
Kathryn Grace: quantitative/mixed methods in health and population geography 
Mark Lindberg: cartography, quantitative analysis, and computation
Steven Manson: big data and spatial modeling of complex human-environment systems
Robert McMaster: cartography, generalization, and GIS and society
Susanna McMaster: professional GIS education, cartography, and spatial analysis
Eric Shook: big data, high performance computing, health, and population
Ying Song: spatial analysis and visualization of movement, human mobility and transportation


Graduate students have many opportunities to work with community experts who offer hand-ons classes in topics including programming, web mapping, spatial databases, and surveying. You can find more information about GISc in the department at spatial.umn.edu/. More broadly, the University of Minnesota has deep expertise in all matters spatial, with over a hundred faculty working in spatial science and hundreds more working in spatial areas. See http://uspatial.umn.edu/ for more information on the many people, labs, and projects working in GISc.

The Department of Geography, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota is internationally recognized and includes scholars working in urban geography, globalization and development, nature-society studies, regional geography, climatology, paleoclimatology, biogeography, and GIScience. It offers BA, BS, MA, and PhD degrees in Geography, and hosts interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Urban Studies, and in Biology, Society, and Environment, as well as a Masters of Geographic Information Sciences. It also offers a minor in Public Health in conjunction with the Department of Sociology and the School of Public Health. More broadly, the University of Minnesota is a world-class university that offers students access to a wide array of faculty and departments. The metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul has a population of over three million people and supports thriving arts and cultural communities.

For questions about the application process, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Sara Braun (geog@umn.edu).

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