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Master of Geographic Information Systems and Data Analytics, Community & Economic Development

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

Master of GIS and Data Analytics 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 of GIS and Data Analytics 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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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this Master 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
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    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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    Master of GIS and Data Analytics Program Curriculum

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

      18-24

      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

      18-24

      Students will select one concentration from the options below  
      Concentration Subtotal

      6

         
       Capstone Courses  
      BUSU 672
        Project Planning and Data Modeling

      3

      BUSU 673
        Project Implementation and Analysis

      3

       Capstone Subtotal 6 

      Total Credits

      30-36

    • GIS 637   Economic Development

      3

      GIS 638   GIS and Community Economic Development

      3

           

      Total Credits

      6

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