The online M.S. in Geospatial Technology aims to foster insights, technical skills, and advanced training in the geospatial technology industry for working professionals. Representing the intersection of geography and technology, the program’s curriculum was specifically designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical geospatial technology skills needed to advance in this rapidly growing field of study. An advanced degree from OU in geospatial technologies prepares you to leverage new technologies to support governmental, environmental, business, and societal decision-making affecting the future of our planet.
The online Master of Science in Geospatial Technology* is a 33-credit, 21-month online program, with the option for an embedded graduate certificate with 12 hours of coursework. Both the graduate degree program and certificate option can be completed 100% online.
*The full name of the degree program is online Certificate in Geography and Environmental Sustainability with a concentration in Geospatial Technologies. Graduates of the program will receive a Graduate Certificate in Geography and Environmental Sustainability.
Students who want to focus on a few core concepts, prepare for professional level certification exams, or are considering a M.S. path may opt for a Certificate track. The online Certificate in Geospatial Technology* program is 12 credit hours and can be completed in months.
Our curriculum includes the theory and application of geospatial technologies – so you learn both conceptual and professional skills. You will use creative, qualitative, and mixed research methods to deepen your understanding of our world.
The OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences offers various training and collaboration opportunities in the growing field of geospatial technologies. You will gain a head-start in transitioning from the classroom to the real-world.
Our faculty is dedicated to expanding your intellectual views with critical perspectives. Faculty areas of expertise include coupled human and natural systems, integrated modeling, location and suitability modeling, landscape ecology, and cartography.
With the flexible online format, you can earn your advanced Master's degree in 21 months, all while continuing to work full time. The program was developed for working adults, allowing you to complete coursework at your convenience.
Tuition for the online M.S. in Geospatial Technology program is $32,505* for the entire program ($985/credit hour). Fees associated with the program are included in this cost. Books and materials are additional.
Once accepted into the M.S. program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
To apply to the online Master of Science in Geospatial Technology program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college of university (or the international equivalent). Admissions will occur on a rolling basis and is at the discretion of the admissions committee. Transfer credits will be accepted at the discretion of the admissions committee.
This course is an introduction to the theory and interpretation of remote sensing imagery, with emphasis on photographic, multi-spectral, thermal, and microwave remote sensing systems. Imagery from aircraft, satellite and low-altitude platforms will be used to illustrate geographic and environmental applications of remote sensing.