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 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, mostly online format, the UW Master of GIS is designed for working professionals. The program has just three intensive, three-day sessions on the Seattle campus, so you can work your studies around other commitments. 


“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

Read Christy's story