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Program Description

 

The University at Buffalo offers a doctoral degree concentration in Geographic Information Science an emerging interdisciplinary field that incorporates innovative research in environmental science, social science, information science, and engineering.

The goal of the program is to prepare Ph.D. students with the interdisciplinary background and the technical, professional and personal skills needed for careers in Geographic Information Science.

Students in the GI Science concentration at the University at Buffalo take a core of courses in GI Science, while also completing requirements for doctorates in any of seven discipline-based departments:

Anthropology Geography Geology
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Computer Science & Engineering
Industrial Engineering Philosophy

GI Science trainees and affiliate (certificate) students obtain research training through individualized faculty mentoring, and participation in active research programs under three broad themes:  Geographic Information Science, Geographic Social Science, or Geographic Environmental Science.  Trainees gain a wealth of practical experience through internships, international opportunities, and participation in workshops, conferences, and fieldwork.

By awarding degrees in traditional disciplines, while having an inherently multidisciplinary curriculum, the GI Science Concentration allows trainees to combine an innovative program of study suited to our rapidly changing world with the solid credentials of an established doctoral degree.

 
 
 

This project is supported by IGERT award DGE-0333417 from the National Science Foundation and by the University at Buffalo. Support from NSF is gratefully acknowledged.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
301 Wilkeson Quad, Buffalo, NY 14261-0023
Tel 716-645-2545  |  Fax 716-645-5957  |  http://www.geog.buffalo.edu/giscience
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