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GEOG 600
Thesis Research
Calendar with yellow push pin on the words write your thesis!

This course constitutes a culminating experience in the MS in Spatial Data Science (SDS). Candidates in the SDS graduate program must write and defend, at an oral examination, a thesis based upon original research in the field of spatial data science. The thesis will demonstrate depth of knowledge to their adviser, a second reader, and the director of the SDS graduate program. Candidates must submit a thesis following the procedures specified by the Graduate School and register for 6 credits of GEOG 600 (or 610). The thesis must be accepted by the advisor and committee members, the head of the graduate program, and the Graduate School, and the student must pass the thesis defense. Students who choose the thesis option for their culminating experience are expected to take two years to complete the degree.

At a Glance


Applications in GIS
Geospatial Intelligence
Geospatial Programming and Software Development
Remote Sensing and Image Analysis

Upcoming Offerings

Semester Instructor
Spring 1, 2024 Fritz Kessler, Ph.D.
Summer 2024 Fritz Kessler, Ph.D.

We offer over 30 courses in five 10-week terms each year: two every fall, two every spring and one every summer.