Masters in Data Analytics and Geographic Information Systems, Community & Economic Development

This multidisciplinary graduate program delves into the diverse business uses of spatial analysis.

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Masters in Data Analytics and GIS Program Overview

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Community & Economic Development

This concentration in GIS and data analytics master program explores the heart of spatial thinking, helping communities. Students will understand how to harness spatial thinking to manage commercial change to a specific region.

Brandman’s Masters in Data Analytics and GIS will:

  • Holistically evaluate economic development concepts
  • Understand how to serve diverse communities using spatial research methods and ethical decision making
  • Be able to identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) of a community by utilizing data analytics and GIS tools


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Summer II (Jun 29, 2020)

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for the GIS and data analytics masters program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Graduate Level Exams

Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

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Program Curriculum

  • Select 18-24 credits of the following, depending upon waivers:


    GIS 505
      GIS Research Methods


    GIS 603
      Spatial Database Design


    BUSU 610
      Data Analysis for Decision Making


    GIS 621
      GIS Communication


    GIS 655
      GIS Project Planning and Leadership


    GIS 663
      Programming for GIS


    BUSU 670
      Data Foundations


    BUSU 671
      Data Visualization and Presentation




    Core Requirements Subtotal  
    Concentration Courses


    Students will select one concentration from the options below  
    Concentration Subtotal


     Capstone Courses  
    BUSU 672
      Project Planning and Data Modeling


    BUSU 673
      Project Implementation and Analysis


     Capstone Subtotal 6 

    Total Credits


  • GIS 637   Economic Development


    GIS 638   GIS and Community Economic Development



    Total Credits


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