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Information for Prospective Students
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Applications accepted year-round.
Apply now to begin spring term 2 or summer 2018.

Ask us about paid GIS positions on campus!

The Master's of Science in Geographic Information Science program is a cost effective 39-credit degree intended to prepare participants for exciting careers in advanced resource analysis and management. The latest, elite versions of ESRI technology are delivered through diverse and mentored instructional environments which emphasize "hands on learning."

The program prides itself by offering small class sizes and networking opportunities for career placement and advancement. The program is suited for diverse interests and provides educational options for any learner no matter their background. Student centered learning is maximized through flexibility in offering distance-learning courses as well as evening courses.

Click on this interactive map to see where some of our alumni are living and working.

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Start Dates
Spring Semester Term 2 - March 5, 2018
Summer Semester Term 1 - May 7, 2018
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Torkildson Joins Society of Women Geographers
Armed with curiosity and a GIS degree from Saint Mary’s, Caroline “Siffy” (Erickson) Torkildson M’10 has traveled to places many have only ever dreamed of. Click here to read more.

Boulmay Honored by Esri
SMUMN GIS grad Brian Buolmay, currently Global Geospatial Information Lead for BP, received the Making a Difference Award at the Esri Petroleum GIS Conference. Brian also represented BP at Esri's International User Conference where BP was recognized with a Special Acheivement in GIS award. Click here to read more.

New RA Blog
We have transitioned the resourceanalysis.ning.com content to http://www.ra.smumn.edu/blog All events, internship and job postings, scholarships, and other news for RA students and alumni will be listed at this new location. Login with your SMUMN account.

GeoSpatial Services to Inventory Wetlands
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has signed an $880,000 agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to help inventory wetlands in Minnesota. Read more here.

The GIS program is now on Twitter. Follow us @SMU_GIS


"The Resource Analysis Program at SMU can open up many doors for people in the information field. With the computer experience I received at St. Mary's I was able to first get a job at IBM in Rochester as a network station tester and then with that experience I was able to get a great job making very good money at 3com.

What I'm getting at is, with the knowledge and experience you gain from the resource analysis grad program you don't have to limit yourself to just the GIS field. There are many skills that I picked up in the program that proved very helpful in the information technology world. Not to mention all the fun I had along the way."
- Brendan Brooks