Department launches online Professional Masters in GIS and Web Map Programming

The Geography Department officially the launched its new Online Professional Masters in GIS and Web Map Programming. This is the first online degree offered by our department and we are excited to expand our educational outreach to new audiences and deliver globally in-demand geospatial development training.

The degree offers working professionals around the world a chance to earn a non-thesis M.Sc. in less than one year. It builds upon and differentiates itself from our successful GIS Certificate Program by focusing on GIS and web map programming, rather than GIS application. The new master’s is catered to working GIS professionals who weren’t formally trained in web GIS, programming, or web mapping when they completed their education. Read more

Internships: Geography students spend summer jump-starting their careers

When preparing to land that first career job out of school, nothing beats an internship experience to set yourself apart in today’s job market.

The Geography Department highly encourages students to seek out internships and service-learning projects to enhance their education, develop new skills, explore fields, expand their networks, and gain confidence in their abilities.

This past summer, three UW Geography students headed east for internship positions, all with different working destinations: National Geographic, Girls Who Code, and Development Seed — each organization a leader in the field of cartography and programming. 

These students shared a bit about their summer internships with us. Read more