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 (new!)
  • Graduate Certificate in GIST
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Leadership

The session will 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
  • A featured topic unique to this information session

About the Presenters

Virginia Leonard
Virginia Leonard
Enrollment Counselor, Online Graduate GIS Programs
Virginia Leonard provides support and assistance to prospective students throughout the Online GIS admissions process. Read More…
With more than 9 years of experience in admissions advising, Virginia has successfully prepared students for success in a variety of schools and settings.
Robert Vos
Robert O. Vos, Ph.D.
Assistant 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).
John Wilson
John P. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences and Founding Director

Dr. John P. Wilson is the founding director of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. Read More…
His research focuses on the modeling of environmental systems and makes extensive use of GIS software tools, fieldwork, spatial analysis techniques, and computer models. Dr. Wilson has published several books and articles on these topics, and he has been awarded numerous honors for his teaching and research including being elected as a Fellow of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS).