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.
Dr. Leilei Duan
Dr. Leilei Duan
Lecturer, Spatial Sciences Institute

Leilei Duan is a lecturer at the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. Read More…
Duan earned her Ph.D. from the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. Her research interest focuses on utilizing 3D GIS and spatial analysis in land use analysis and geodesign process.