About the Session

This in-depth information session will provide an overview of the following master’s degrees and certificates:

  • M.S. in Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST)
  • M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence
  • Graduate Certificate in GIST
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing for Earth Observation

The session will also cover these topics and more:

  • Our world-renowned faculty members who are established leaders in government, science and industry
  • The innovative curriculum which blends conceptual knowledge with hands-on experience using modern GIS software and techniques
  • How the programs prepare you for leadership roles at consulting firms, environmental preservation organizations, enterprise software companies and government organizations
  • Admissions requirements and standards
  • The session will close with a brief Q&A about the programs and featured topic

About the Presenters

Robert Vos
Robert O. Vos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Robert O. Vos oversees all aspects of graduate study for the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. Read More…
His research focuses on industrial ecology, including projects on regional materials flow analysis, eco-industrial park planning, lifecycle assessment, and sustainability indicators. Dr. Vos has published extensively on theories and concepts of sustainability, and he is certified as a Geographic Information Science Professional (GISP) by the Geographic Information Science Certification Institute (GISCI).
Steven Fleming
Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences

Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D., is a Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences in the Spatial Sciences Institute. Fleming serves as the lead faculty for the academic programs in Read More…
human security and geospatial intelligence, including the minor in human security and geospatial intelligence, the online graduate certificate in Geospatial Intelligence, and the online M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence. Fleming served as a colonel in the U.S. Army with command and staff experience in short-range air defense operations at the battalion, brigade and division levels. He also has operational combat experience with Joint and NATO staffs, twice deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Tom Sabey
Tom Sabey
Enrollment Counselor, Online Graduate GIS Programs
Tom Sabey provides support and assistance to prospective students throughout the Online GIS admissions process. Read More…
With more than 17 years of experience in admissions advising, Tom has successfully prepared students for success in a variety of schools and settings.
Caleb Winebrenner
Caleb Winebrenner
M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology Student

Caleb Winebrenner is a current student in the M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology program at the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. Read More…
He has an extensive teaching background and most recently worked as a Geospatial Trainer Intern conducting research and development for a curriculum in inclusive conservation technologies. Caleb earned his undergraduate degree in Linguistics from Duke University and also holds a M.A. in Educational Theatre in Colleges & Communities from New York University.
Jonathan Hawes
Jonathan Hawes
M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence Student

Jonathan Hawes is a current student in the M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence program at the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. Read More…
He is a top performing Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant with 17+ years of Military experience and is expertly proficient in project and personnel management with proven leadership & relationship building capabilities through interactions with U.S. Government Agencies, Foreign Diplomats, and Industry Leaders. Jonathan is currently leading the U.S. Army initiative to develop stereophotogrammetry solutions for use in tactical, operational, and strategic environments.