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The GIS master's and graduate certificate programs at University College, the college of professional and continuing studies at the University of Denver, offer career-relevant courses online or on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both.
The GIS master's and graduate certificate programs at University College, the college of professional and continuing studies at the University of Denver, offer career-relevant courses online or on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both.

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MASTER’S DEGREE & CERTIFICATES FOR BUSY ADULTS EVENINGS & ONLINE
Geographic Information Systems
 
The University of Denver consistently ranks in the nation’s top 100 universities, according to
U.S. News & World Report 
, and we are proud to be part of a 150-year tradition of academic excellence and forward thinking from one of the nation’s most highly regarded universities. The university enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. University College, the college of professional and continuing studies at the University of Denver, is dedicated to providing education that is designed, delivered, and priced for busy adults. The faculty and staff understand the challenges facing adult learners and specialize in providing the highest quality learning experience for working professionals. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs hold the highest level of accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting bodies in the nation—the standard for universities in the United States.• Built-in multimedia with course content ranging from text and graphics, to audio and video• Customizable notification preferences and a calendar function across all courses• Easy-to-use threaded discussion boards and video messaging options• Collaborative workspaces and chat functions• Helpful 24/7 technical support • A mobile app available on Android devices, iPhones, and iPads At University College, master’s degree and graduate certificate programs are offered online or on campus in the evenings to meet the needs of busy adults. We understand that returning to school challenges your schedule — one filled  with work, family, and personal commitments. Evening and online classes offer the flexibility and convenience you need to earn your degree or certificate. Online courses are delivered through the premier course delivery platform, Canvas. Our goal is to deliver the most up-to-date technology that enhances teaching and learning in a more effective and efficient manner. This innovative platform creates a dynamic and integrated virtual classroom experience that provides:
Designed, Delivered, and Priced for Busy Adults
University of Denver
See Canvas in action at youtube.com/DUcollege or scan the code.
 
Program Overview 
Cutting-edge GIS training prepares students to apply geographic information systems technology skills to solve real-world problems.  Whether you’re determining the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, or viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, GIS plays a vital role in today’s toughest spatial challenges. GIS students receive applied instruction from professional practitioners who work in the fields they teach as they learn to plan, implement, and execute a geographic information systems project and learn skills in GPS, remote sensing, internet mapping, or digital image processing. Students  will explore GIS fundamentals at a very hands-on, applied level necessary to succeed in the field, plus learn the contextual background of GIS. From the management of natural resources to public utility management, public works engineering, environmental impact assessment, and even market research, students will learn the diverse fundamentals of each topic within the GIS industry and gain an insider’s perspective to specific fields as they each relate to geographic information systems. University College offers the region’s first complete graduate certificate program in geographic information systems. Since the advent of GIS over 50 years ago, Colorado has become “Geotech Alley” leading the nation in GIS activity and development. This master’s degree and graduate certificate program is highly regarded due to its curriculum and faculty, state-of-the-art labs, and the fact that the skills and strategies you learn in class are immediately applicable.
Geographic Information Systems Outcomes
This program prepares students to:  Understand the nature of geographic dataRecognize appropriate applications of GIS technology to solve spatial problemsApply GIS technology to solve real-world problemsPlan, implement, and execute a GIS project Design and implement processes and content in organizations to meet the description of organizational excellence, which includes strong leadership• Online students will use a virtual lab• 24-seat GIS instructional lab• 16-seat advanced GIS lab• A remote sensing lab• A GPS lab• An Esri site license with Esri software products• Current licenses for Trimble Pathfinder Office, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, and other GIS and image processing software• Trimble mapping-grade GPS receivers• A community GPS base station serving the Front Range of Colorado
GIS Laboratory Facilities and Resources

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