Whether a GIS beginner or experienced power user, we have a degree that meets your exact needs.
Online Learner? Try Our Stackable Programs.
Want GIS? Need to learn it thoroughly and quickly?
Fantastic news! This 12-credit, online certificate will help you launch a new career in GIS and cartography.
Learn GIS Fundamentals (Esri ArcGIS), cartographic visualization (Adobe Illustrator), and Python scripting for automating GIS tasks (GDAL/OGR).
Already know the basics? Take YOUR SKILLS to the next level!
The Advanced GIS Certificate allows you to choose any three online courses from our world-renowned curriculum.
That's right: It's GIS a la carte!
Learn UX/UI design, interactive visualization, Python scripting, spatial databases, mobile app development… Pick any three courses.
Become a GIS and Mapping Ninja!
100% Online. Full- or Part-Time. No Thesis.
Earn exactly the same distinguished diploma as our traditional master's students.
Our 8 curated courses propel you from GIS desk jockey to GIS Developer.
A Practicum course sends you off with a working, final project to add to your portfolio -- one that you've designed and implemented from scratch.
Kicking It Old School? Attend Classes in Science Hall.
Add a Year to Your Undergraduate Career and Become a Master.
Brand New! For the first time ever, UW-Madison offers you the chance to spend one year studying GIS in Madison, earning your master's without writing a thesis.
The Accelerated Master's is a non-thesis, residential master's. Move to Wisconsin and experience our world-famous curriculum in person. Roam the halls of Science Hall and enjoy another year of being a college student in one of America's best places to live.
5 Reasons Wisconsin Is Perfect for You
Our GIS professional family continues to grow. Will you be our newest addition?
With 100s of alumni, students, and friends of our programs scattered around the globe and in all realms of the GIS industry, you’ll be among friends no matter where you are.
The map to the right shows a sampling of some more recent graduates and current students.
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