Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Information Sciences
The Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) program is to cultivate innovative researchers capable of advancing the frontiers of knowledge in GIS through improvements and innovations to theories, methodologies, algorithms, analytics, and applications.
- Students will be able to explain the theoretical components underlying the geospatial information sciences and their associated mathematical, geometrical and computational foundations.
- Students will be able to build models using advanced geospatial methodologies and/or quantitative analysis tools to solve complicated problems in one of the following specialization areas: (a) geocomputation and spatial information management, (b) spatial analysis and modeling, or (c) remote sensing and image science.
- Students will be able to conduct innovative research that advances theory or methodology in geospatial information sciences.