Geographic Information Sciences
Michael Cornebise, Ph.D.
Karen Gaines, Ph.D.
Phone: 217-581-3220 or 217-581-3126
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 2131 Physical Science Building or 2070 Life Science Building
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Dr. Michael Cornebise, Chair, Geology/Geography, and Dr. Karen Gaines, Chair, Biological Sciences, currently serve as the coordinators for the graduate program in geographic information sciences. The graduate program offers a Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences.
Admission to the graduate program in requires an application to The Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Department of Geology/Geography. Please contact Dr. Cornebise or Dr. Gaines or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.
What is a Professional Science Master’s Degree?
The PSM is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training and excel in science without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without an MBA. PSMs prepare students for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. Programs are characterized by “science-plus,” combining rigorous study in science or mathematics with skills-based coursework in management, policy, or law. Most require a final project or team experience, as well as a “real-world” internship in a business or public sector enterprise.