Learning Outcomes: Geography, PSM

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Master of Science (MS) in Geography, with Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Science Concentration


  1. All PSM graduate students will have a firm understanding of the theories and applications of geographic information science and all its diversity and development trends. 
  2. All PSM graduate students will have proficiency in at least one GIS toolbox and will have the technical skills for data manipulation, editing, and geospatial data visualization. 
  3. All PSM graduate students will be able to effectively apply critical geospatial thinking to address real-world problems.
  4. All PSM graduate students will acquire foundational business knowledge and professional skills to work as a geospatial analyst in a pertinent professional team environment.
  5. All PSM graduate students will have a strong knowledge of proper ethical conduct in the context of developing and executing geospatial solutions.