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Online Master of
For Sustainability Management

Part Time / 2 Years / 100% Online

The UW Master of Geographic Information Systems for Sustainability Management is no longer being offered. See below for more information. 

Thank you for your interest in the online Master of GIS for Sustainability Management program. We have made the difficult decision to suspend admissions and sunset the program because of the need to focus our limited resources more narrowly on rebuilding and restructuring the Department of Geography’s in-residence programs. 

While the Master of GIS program will continue in 2018-2019 for students who are currently in the program, we will not be admitting any new students into the program going forward.  

Design a More Sustainable World

The Master of Geographic Information Systems for Sustainability Management online program at the University of Washington teaches you how to design a more sustainable world using GIS. This two-year, part-time program focuses on how to leverage powerful GIS technologies to develop sustainable solutions to a variety of complex geospatial challenges.  


Specialize in Sustainability Management

UW's Master of GIS is the only program of its kind to offer a focus in sustainability management. Learn how to use GIS to assess a sustainability problem and design interventions using a systems thinking approach. 

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Build Your GIS Expertise 

Build fundamental skills in data management and geospatial analysis and display, while developing expertise in investigating sustainability relationships and designing sustainable solutions. Then apply those skills to a sustainability-related capstone project for a community partner.

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Enjoy Flexible Online Learning

With a convenient, fully online format, the UW Master of GIS program is designed with working professionals in mInd. You can complete your coursework largely on your own schedule and at your own location. 


“I really value what I learned having gone through the process of getting a master's. Having a master's degree in GIS makes employers trust you to have certain skills and qualities.”

Christy Heaton

UW Master of GIS Graduate
GIS Analyst, SGSI