Masters in GIS and Graduate Programs
We developed these Graduate Certificate and Master of Science degree programs in digital mapping with all levels of experience in mind. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced GIS user, you will benefit from a truly unparalleled online learning experience developed by internationally-renowned faculty in a top-ranked geography department.
You will develop the technical skills and design fluency you need to make highly sophisticated web maps that are also elegant and impactful. Perhaps even more importantly, you will learn to to think critically about the social dimensions of the maps you make and the data from which you make them. Maps, after all, are powerful things: they shape what we see and what we don’t, with serious implications for how we come to know the world.
VIU has received approval from BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education and the provincial Degree Quality Assessment Board to offer a two-year Master of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications program starting in September 2015. This applied master’s program is closely tied to our existing 10-month Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications program (ADGISA).