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Thesis Research Part 1
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This course constitutes one of the options for the culminating experience in the MS in Spatial Data Science (SDS). Candidates in the SDS graduate program who choose to do a thesis 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 and a second reader. Candidates must submit a thesis following the procedures specified by the Graduate School and register for 6 credits of GEOG 600. The thesis must be accepted by the advisor, the second committee member, and the Graduate School. The student must pass the thesis defense. Students who choose the thesis option for their culminating experience should expect the the two thesis classes to span multiple semesters. You will need committee approval to move from the first class to the second.

For more details about what is expected for the thesis, please see the student handbook.

At a Glance


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

Upcoming Offerings

Semester Instructor
Fall 1, 2024
Spring 1, 2025
Summer 2025

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