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The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University offers a one-year Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Systems (PSM in GIS) and Graduate Certificate in GIS. This is a ten-course program that can be completed in one calendar year full time or in up to three years part time. The program includes six required core courses in database design, application development, technical cartography, advanced statistics, ethics and professional practice, and a culminating hands-on capstone experience. Students also take four electives from an array of options including urban or environmental applications, remote sensing, geovisualization, or web mapping. The curriculum integrates technical training with business and ethics. The program prepares students to sit for the GISP certification exam and become competitive GIS technicians in the job market. We also offer a four-course certificate, that can be completed without applying to Temple University. Students take one required course and three electives in areas of their choosing that best meet their professional or academic goals.


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