Get the GIST
The University of Arizona Geographic Information Systems Technology (UA GIST) integrates GIScience, cutting-edge GISystems, and geospatial technology, with management skills for use in government, corporate, non-profit, and academic settings.
We currently offer 2 graduate options in GIST:
- Masters of Science in GIST (MSGIST) – instructor led in person or online offering
- Professional GIST Graduate Certificate (PGIST) – online offering
This comprehensive program is designed to meet the important educational needs of working professionals seeking to improve their career standing as well as recent graduates seeking employment in the high-growth geospatial industries.
- Is intended for students with either extensive or limited experience in GIST.
- Meets in the evenings (Monday-Thursday) or online
- Does not require a master's thesis or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
- Can be obtained in three semesters
The University of Arizona is one of the premier public research universities in the world, ranked by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as one of the top research public universities in the United States and is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The 380-acre campus is located in central Tucson, an affordable and culturally vibrant city surrounded by the beautiful and dramatic Sonoran desert.
Ranked in the top ten among Geography Departments in the United States.
|U.S. News ranks the University of Arizona among America’s Best Colleges and the Princeton Review lists the UA as one of “The Best Western Colleges.”|
|The University of Arizona is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.|
|The University of Arizona is ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of the top research public universities in the United States.|
|The University of Arizona is accredited by the The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.|