The goal of the Geoinformatics specialization is to provide students in the MSIS degree program with both the breadth and depth of knowledge in geoinformatics required for solving real-world problems. You will gain the unique knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate the design, development, and deployment of complex systems and applications in a rapidly emerging geoinformatics profession. Graduates of the Geoinformatics specialization will be able to deploy and manage geoinformation systems in industry, conduct research in geotechnologies, and pursue PhD research in geoinformatics.
The following requirements are in addition to the course requirements of the general MSIS degree.
Geoinformatics Required Courses
Students in the Geoinformatics specialization must take the following three required courses:
- INFSCI 2160 - DATA MINING
- INFSCI 2801 - GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
- INFSCI 2809 - SPATIAL DATA ANALYTICS
Students in the Geoinformatics specialization must take 2 electives from the following list:
- INFSCI 2140 - INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
- INFSCI 2415 - INFORMATION VISUALIZATION
- INFSCI 2595 - MACHINE LEARNING
- INFSCI 2711 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN DATABASE MANAGEMENT
- INFSCI 2750 - CLOUD COMPUTING
- TELCOM 2700 - INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS NETWORKS
Additional Approved Electives
Students may select two courses from the department's standard graduate course offerings, including independent study and practicum experiences.
Students may also pursue opportunities that fall outside of the department's standard graduate course offerings such as the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education cross-registration, doctoral seminars, courses offered in other Pitt graduate departments, or undergraduate upper-level coursework in information science or computer science (1100-1999). These opportunities may not exceed six credits and require advisor approval prior to enrollment.