The dual Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Applied Geography and Geospatial Sciences degree offers students interested in working in the government or nonprofit sectors an opportunity to combine fundamental management and leadership training with highly sought-after skills in geospatial sciences, including geographic information systems, remote sensing, computer cartography, and spatial statistics. This degree may be particularly appealing for students interested in working in areas such as environmental management, disasters and hazards mitigation and emergency management, urban affairs, and public health. The structure of the degree allows students to complete both programs in less time and for less money.
- Students are required to take 19 courses, or 57 credit hours, to complete the dual degree.
- Students without pre-service experience in the government or nonprofit sectors will also be required to take a 3-credit internship course.
- Students must earn a minimum B- grade in each required course applied to satisfy degree requirements and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- For more detailed information about course sequencing and requirements, contact your advisor.
|Applied Spatial Statistics|
|Foundations Seminar in Human-Environmental Interaction|
|Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service|
|Organizational Management and Behavior|
|Research and Analytic Methods|
|Economics and Public Finance|
or PUAD 5503
|Public Budgeting and Finance|
|The Policy Process and Democracy|
|Public Service Leadership and Ethics|
|Geospatial Science and Methods Elective Courses|
|Select four of the courses below||12|
|Geospatial Data Development|
|GIS Analysis -- Theory and Practice|
|GIS Relational Database Systems|
|Remote Sensing I: Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing|
|Remote Sensing II: Advanced Remote Sensing|
|Cartography and Computer Mapping|
|GIS Applications for the Urban Environment|
|Environmental Modeling with Geographic Information Systems|
|Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications|
|GIS Programming and Automation|
|Deploying GIS Functionality on the Web|
|GIS Applications in the Health Sciences|
|Geography Elective Courses|
|Select three Geography elective courses 1||9|
|Public Administration Elective Courses|
|Select two Public Administration elective courses 1||6|
|PUAD 6910||Internship 2||3|
|PUAD 5361||Capstone Seminar||3|
|or GEOG 6800||Community-Based Research Practicum|
Including at least one graduate-level Human Geography elective and at least one graduate-level Physical Geography elective, and two graduate-level Public Administration electives.
Unless this requirement is waived by the program director because the student has more than one year of professional work experience in government or nonprofit organizations.