Welcome to the University at Buffalo's Integrative
Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program in Geographic
Information Science. This is a multidisciplinary effort, involving seven
academic departments, that is designed to prepare Ph.D students for the varied demands
of a career in Geographic Information Science.
Our program has been revised!
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(Current Fellows please continue to use this site)
take a common core of courses in geography, philosophy, and computer
science, while also completing requirements for a Ph.D. in one of
eight discipline-based departments: Geography, Philosophy, Civil Engineering,
Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Political Science, Communication
(Information Studies) or Anthropology. By awarding degrees in
traditional disciplines, while having an inherently multidisciplinary
curriculum, the GI Science Concentration allows students to combine an
innovative program of study suited to our rapidly changing world with the
solid credentials of an established doctoral degree.
Program participants obtain research
training through mentoring, internships, special workshops, and
participation in active research programs under six major research themes:
cognitive models of geographic space, computational implementations of
geographic concepts, geographic information and society, human capital
research using GIS, environmental modeling, and regional modeling and
here for more information.
project is supported by IGERT award DGE-9870668 and DGE-0333417 from the National Science
Foundation and by the University at Buffalo. Support from NSF is gratefully