Experiences provided by the faculty in the classroom, laboratory and field will prepare the student for internship opportunities.
Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences (PSM in GISci) is an interdisciplinary program designed to facilitate students' pursuit of an advanced degree with training in the Geographic Information Sciences, while simultaneously developing business skills highly valued by potential employers.
Experiences provided by the faculty in the classroom, laboratory and field will prepare the student for internship opportunities. Each experience will form a basis for the degree requirements of the program as well as for preparing the successful graduate to address the documented local and regional workforce needs in business, government and non-profit sectors.
Eastern Illinois University has a strong history in the Geographic Information Sciences. Program size facilitates the personal development of the student by encouraging student mentoring with faculty.
With many of our courses online, non-traditional students can obtain the degree as well.
Dr. Cornebise's research and teaching interests are in cultural and population geography. Please contact Dr. Cornebise for more information about the Professional Science Master's in GIS program.
Dr. Gaines’ research focuses on the development of spatial models as they relate to environmental health. Her work primarily focuses on contaminant exposures and disease patterns for both human and animal systems. Please contact Dr. Gaines for more information about the Professional Science Master’s in GIS program.
Dr. Kronenfeld is a geographic information scientist with focus on geovisualization and spatial statistics. Active research projects include analysis of spatial interaction between species, visualizing patterns of uncertainty in health data, and cartogram construction.
"The hands–on practices of current development and the frontier of GIS technology are always incorporated in every course. The training I got from the program prepared me well for my current position. It gives me a sense of self-esteem and accomplishment."Dian Nurhayati, Visiting Hydrologist Illinois State Water Survey (2014)
"I love the fact that the curriculum covers a variety of disciplines. The knowledge I acquired from the classwork and field exercises, combined with the practical experience gained during my internship, provided me with a skill set desired by many different types of employers.”Brittany Walbright (2014)
"The Professional Science Masters at EIU offers a variety of resources that provided me an outlet to study the GIS subjects that interests me. The dedicated staff and multi-disciplinary coursework gave me the support I needed to have a successful career after graduation."George Cernetig (2013)
"The education I received while attending Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in the Professional Science Master’s in GISci (PSM) program allowed me to transition straight from graduate school into the professional world and start my career."Nathaniel Hardwick (2012)