Master’s in GIS – Cartography and Remote Sensing Explore Uncharted Areas


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Liberty’s online Master of Science (MS) in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Cartography and Remote Sensing is a comprehensive program designed to equip you with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of geospatial data analysis and visualization. This degree program combines theoretical foundations with practical applications, which can provide you with a strong understanding of GIS technologies and their role in cartography and remote sensing.

This program can help you learn how to manipulate and analyze spatial data sets to extract meaningful insights and create visually compelling maps. With a focus on cartography, you can develop expertise in the art and science of map design, ensuring that your maps effectively communicate spatial information to diverse audiences. Moreover, the program delves into remote sensing, enabling you to harness the power of satellite imagery and aerial photography for geospatial analysis.

You can learn advanced techniques for image interpretation and analysis, allowing you to extract valuable information about land cover, vegetation, urban development, and environmental changes. By mastering remote sensing tools and methods, you can contribute to critical applications such as environmental monitoring, natural resource management, and disaster response.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

By choosing Liberty’s online MS in GIS – Cartography and Remote Sensing, you can benefit from a flexible and convenient learning experience that fits your busy schedule. As an online student, you can access course materials and resources from anywhere with an internet connection, allowing you to pursue your degree without sacrificing your professional or personal commitments. This program offers you the freedom to study at your own pace and balance your education with other important aspects of your life.

With our online platform, you can engage in meaningful discussions and collaborate with a diverse community of fellow professionals and industry experts. This interactive learning environment enables you to share ideas, gain insights from different perspectives, and expand your professional network. You can learn from experienced faculty members who bring their real-world expertise into the virtual classroom, providing practical insights and guidance as you navigate the complexities of geospatial analysis. Our online master’s in GIS – cartography and remote sensing leverages advanced technology and state-of-the-art tools to deliver a high-quality educational experience.

Liberty offers you the advantage of attending a reputable institution with a strong commitment to academic excellence and Christian values. Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our dedication to integrity, ethical practices, and a Christ-centered approach to education can provide you with a well-rounded academic experience that extends beyond technical knowledge.

Our online MS in GIS – Cartography and Remote Sensing degree offers you a comprehensive curriculum that can help equip you with practical skills in GIS technology. You can learn to apply GIS technology and principles to address contextual concerns for urban planning. This practical application allows you to analyze spatial data and make informed decisions related to urban development, infrastructure, and resource management.

You can also gain an understanding of how to map the extent and severity of natural hazards as well as assess vulnerability for effective disaster management. Additionally, you can learn how to utilize geospatial data to map and evaluate areas prone to flooding, fires, wind, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and other natural disasters – making you a vital asset in disaster response and mitigation efforts.

Additionally, your program explores the nature of imaging the Earth’s surface from space or airborne vehicles. You can delve into the fundamental principles of remote sensing by gaining an understanding of the different platforms and sensor types used to capture imagery. Not only that, but you can also gain insight into the in-depth treatment of computational algorithms employed in image understanding, ranging from historical techniques to more recent approaches.

Lastly, you will have the opportunity to engage in a hands-on internship. This internship experience allows you to apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout the program in a real-world setting. It provides valuable practical experience, allowing you to further enhance your capabilities and build a professional network within the geospatial industry. You can analyze spatial data, address contextual concerns for urban planning, map natural hazards, understand remote sensing platforms and algorithms, and gain valuable hands-on experience. Throughout this program, you can learn to think spatially, interpret maps and develop ways to use GIS technologies to creatively solve real-life issues for communities. Upon graduation, you can be better prepared to excel in various careers within the geospatial industry and contribute meaningfully to the field.

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Who May Qualify?

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  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.