Masters in Data Analytics and Geographic Information Systems, Emergency Management

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

Masters in Data Analytics and GIS 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 in Data Analytics and GIS 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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Next Session

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


  • 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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