The geographic information science and technology (GIST) concentration within the MS in geography at UMass Amherst is an accelerated, one-year master’s program designed to provide you with a solid foundation and a useful degree credential in the field of geospatial technologies.  

Through rigorous coursework in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), and spatial modeling, you’ll emerge from the program with applied experience and a broad GIS skill set applicable towards diverse professional opportunities.  

This MS concentration will give you a great background in the science, techniques, and application of geospatial skills that you need in order to embark on public and private sector careers or to undertake further studies in geography, planning, public policy, ecology, environmental science, and other fields.  

UMass Amherst also offers a standard MS in geography degree for those who want a broader education in the discipline.