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).
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.
Brandon Brooks
Brandon Brooks
M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology Alumni
Brandon Brooks is a Senior GIS Analyst for Safelite Group in Columbus, Ohio. Read More…
His areas of expertise include GIS Programming and Customization, GIS Project Management, Spatial Analysis and Web GIS Programming. He is a graduate of the M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology program at the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and earned his undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati.
Jillian Combs
Jillian Combs
M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence Alumni
Jillian Combs is a Nuclear Declassification Analyst for the Department of Energy in Washington D.C. Read More…
She is changing roles to an Intelligence Specialist for the United States Space Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado next month. Her areas of expertise include remote sensing, nuclear weapons, and geospatial intelligence capabilities. She is a graduate of the M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence program at the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and earned her undergraduate degree in Geospatial Science and Foreign Area Studies from the United States Air Force Academy.