M.S. in Applied Geospatial Sciences (AGS)


Course Requirements
The master of science in applied geospatial sciences at Elmhurst requires the successful completion of 10 courses for a total of 7.50 credits (30 semester hours).

AGS 500 may be waived, per the program director's discretion, for the following students:

  • Individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in geography, geospatial technologies or geographic information systems
  • Individuals with professional experience in the geospatial industry
  • Graduates of the Elmhurst College Online GIS Certificate Program

Course Sequence
Students complete the coursework online through eight-week sessions. Classes are sequential and students complete the program in two years. All courses are aligned with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM).

Fall A
AGS 500 Fundamentals of Geospatial Technologies

Fall B
AGS 510 Remote Sensing Technologies

Spring A
AGS 520 Geospatial Programming

Spring B
AGS 530 Principles of Geodatabases

AGS 540 Spatial Analysis and Web Mapping

Fall A
AGS 550 Advanced Spatial Analysis

Fall B
AGS 560 Graduate Internship Experience

Spring A
AGS 580 E-Portfolio and Research Symposium

Spring B
AGS 600 Geospatial Thesis

*MBA 509 Project Management or MPH 535 GIS in Healthcare

*MPH 535 may be substituted for MBA 509 if the student is not pursuing the PSM.

Elmhurst College reserves the right to modify courses, schedules and program format without advance notice to students.

For more information, see course descriptions or contact us.

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