Now is the time for a GIST degree – here’s why

Map Out Your Career in a Booming Industry

Did you know that the geospatial services industry provides jobs for an estimated 500,000 people and generates almost $75 billion in revenue each year?*

Our online GIST graduate programs can provide you with the advanced geospatial intelligence knowledge and skills base to help you take advantage of a
flourishing job market and thrive as a modern decision-maker.

-Earn a graduate certificate in as few as 9 months or a master’s in as few as 20 months.

-Convenient online format allows you to work while you get your education.

-World-class faculty brings applicable industry and professional experience into the online classroom.

-Field excursions to Catalina Island and/or weekend workshops help create a dynamic learning experience.

Develop a working expertise in the high-tech world of geoscience with a GIST degree or certificate from the University of Southern California.

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USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The USC Spatial Sciences Institute is a member of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), which has accredited the USC online Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence.

The USC Spatial Sciences Institute is a proud founding member of the UNIGIS International Association.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the United States Geological Survey have designated the USC Spatial Sciences Institute as a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences.

In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked USC among its top 25 national universities.

*Boston Consulting Group report (2012):

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