The overall objective of the 35-credit online MPS in Geodesign program is to help you gain the knowledge and skills to:
- lead the design of sites, developments, and regions to achieve ecological sustainability, economic viability, and social relevancy, by applying appropriate geodesign processes
- develop successful geoprocessing workflows to analyze and assess building and development impacts on the natural and cultural environment
- recognize the combined power of design- and science-based analysis and solution synthesis to ascertain opportunities for managing resources successfully, anticipating change, and imagining alternative futures
- achieve the advanced collaboration skills needed for creating multidisciplinary teams to develop geospatial models for development and conservation
All geodesign (GEODZ) courses operate on 8-week terms except for our studio courses. The studio courses will run for the full 14-week semester. Our geography (GEOG) courses operate on 10-week terms. Two course terms will be offered in the fall and spring and one in the summer. With two sessions being offered in fall and spring, and one session in the summer, some courses may overlap. However, this term structure provides you with the greatest flexibility possible in completing your degree at your preferred pace. You can choose to schedule your courses without any overlap, or take as many courses as possible to finish sooner.
Required Courses (21 credits)
Geography Elective Courses
You are required to take at least 8 credits of geography courses at the 400 level or higher. Based on your experience in geographic information systems, you and your academic adviser will determine which GEOG electives will best meet your needs and interests. GEOG 482 and 483 are recommended for those individuals without GIS experience. View all GEOG electives available through World Campus.
Culminating Capstone Experience (6 credits)
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