Complement your graduate degree with in-demand professional skills. The growth of geographical data from cell phones, satellites, big data and Google Maps is expected to continue at a higher than average pace (, and that means an increased market demand for people trained in the spatial analysis skills.

Ready to apply state-of-the-art geospatial analysis methods to social, economic and environmental problems? Be part of the solution by joining a school filled with innovative faculty within the discipline and leading research centers that are forging this path of discovery.

The MAS in geographic information systems is a compact, one-year degree program fostering advanced study in the management and use of GIS technology in public and corporate environments. The degree program meets important educational needs of working professionals and recent college graduates seeking to improve their career standing. The program provides a comprehensive professional program that balances work in the theoretical and technical aspects of GIS with the applications domain. Students are exposed to innovative technology with a focus on building invaluable problem-solving skills, and the opportunity to work on real-world GIS projects.The program places the focus on location --- the heart of geography and GIS. From that foundation, students learn advanced modeling solutions in GIS and Earth observing as well as how to integrate computer science, statistics and geography to address a multitude of questions.Small class sizes ensure quality attention from the faculty, and classes are held in the evening during the week, allowing flexibility for the working professional.The degree is achievable in one year. A new cohort begins the program each August, with students attending evening classes during the fall and spring semesters. Upon completion of the spring semester, students select a project to complete during a summer eight-week session. Final presentations take place in mid-July, and in fewer than 11 months the degree program is complete.


Geography, MA

Come discover geographical sciences at ASU. This master's degree program offers a unique learning environment that places your focus on location --- the heart of geography, urban planning, climatology and geographic information science. With that foundation, you can tackle some of the most pressing environmental and societal challenges facing our world today.

Get on the map! This PhD program offers a unique research environment that places your focus on location --- the heart of geography, urban planning, climatology and GIS. Here, you can engage with distinguished faculty to tackle the pressing environmental and societal challenges facing the world today.

Are you fascinated by the causes and consequences of human thought and behavior? You may be a social scientist. Boost your data analysis credentials with social science research methods. These skills are highly valued and transferable in the corporate world and in academia.

ASU faculty are advancing transportation research in critical areas, and they will guide you as you learn to analyze transportation in relation to numerous other aspects central to modern life.

Want to make an impact? The master's degree in urban and environmental planning prepares you to enter the workforce, impact your community and become a leader in the planning profession. Through small classes and real-world projects, this two-year professional degree program equips you to solve complex issues in diverse communities.

Learn how to use geography and planning to solve complex challenges. Our interdisciplinary program is a laboratory for engaging in pressing issues related to planning, including autonomous vehicles, climate change and social equity.