The Geospatial Technologies Emphasis
is a Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree.
To receive the PSM designation with your degree, you must:
- Obtain the MS Applied Geospatial Sciences degree with an emphasis in Geospatial Technologies.
- Take either the non-thesis Practicum (6), or the Thesis with an Internship (3 to 6). An internship is required for the PSM degree option.
- GSP 681 (3) Geographic Though and Method, and
- GSP 687 (1) Professional Development Seminar
- these two courses are required of all MS Applied Geospatial Sciences students
- Take: GSP 521 (3) Planning Law and Ethics
- or both: GSP 522 (1) Fundamentals of Environmental Law and Professional Ethics)
- and: GSP 523 (1) Fundamentals of Development Law and Professional Ethics
- Alternatives to PL 521 may be available, but must meet the requirement of the PSM Master's Degree policy (i.e., courses in business, law, regulatory affairs, communication, startup financials and other applied management skills).
These PSM Plus Classes provide professional practice and real world experiences for an otherwise scientific and technical degree.
- The PSM designation requires an Internship and 9 units of PSM Plus Classes. Other classes may be possible alternatives to those listed above. These must in the areas of business, law, regulatory affairs, communication, startup financials and other applied management skills. Please contact the GPR Graduate Programs Coordinator if you have questions about this.