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Master of Geographic Information Systems and Data Analytics, Emergency Management

Brandman’s career-focused master’s program amplifies the use of geospatial resources within the private and public sectors.

Master of GIS and Data Analytics Program Overview

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Emergency Management

This concentration in GIS and data analytics master program focuses on the problem-solving capabilities of Esri GIS technology and how to employ resources within public administration, law enforcement, disaster and environmental management. Students will gain insight into how to solve emergency response and recovery events using location intelligence and other resources.

Brandman’s Masters of GIS and Data Analytics will:

  • Understand how to utilize spatial methods of organizing within data planning and managing in real-time, in many facets of public service
  • Be equipped with strategies to respond to property and life-threatening situations within cities, states, government agencies and beyondsis
  • Learn how to push for disaster preparedness and lead recovery efforts


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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

    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.


    Master of GIS and Data Analytics 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


    • MKTU 605  Marketing Management


       And Select one of the following course:
      MKTU 624  Seminar in Marketing Research


      MKTU 630  Seminar in New Product Development


      MKTU 635  Seminar in Advertising & Promotion


      MKTU 640  Seminar in International Marketing


      Total Credits


    • GIS 633   GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Planning


      GIS 634   GIS for Emergency Response and Recovery



      Total Credits


    • GIS 637   Economic Development


      GIS 638   GIS and Community Economic Development



      Total Credits


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