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MS in Data Intelligence and Analytics (formerly MS GIS)
The Master's of Science in Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics is a technology-enriched 36-credit degree intended to prepare learners to leverage new, exciting approaches in analytics and intelligence fields: 1) data acquisition, 2) data engineering, 3) principles of data science, and 4) geoanalytics and visual intelligence. Evolving from our long history in geographic information science education, this program couples GIS technology with growing data intelligence capabilities. Data intelligence provides insight to address questions about data: where to find it, how to assess it, what it means, how to organize it, how to display it, how to create meaning from it, how to leverage it for decision-making, and how to share it. These skills are recognized as vital to organizational effectiveness and sought after in today’s market of integrated technology solutions.

The program prides itself by offering small class sizes and networking opportunities for career placement and advancement. The program is suited for diverse interests and provides educational options for any learner no matter their background. Diverse and mentored instructional environments emphasize hands-on learning. Student-centered learning is maximized through flexibility in offering blended and evening courses. Learn more this updated degree hereData Intelligence and GeoAnalytics 

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Start Dates
Summer Semester Term 1 - May 1, 2023
Summer Semester Term 2 - June 26, 2023
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"The Resource Analysis Program at SMU can open up many doors for people in the information field. With the computer experience I received at St. Mary's I was able to first get a job at IBM in Rochester as a network station tester and then with that experience I was able to get a great job making very good money at 3com.

What I'm getting at is, with the knowledge and experience you gain from the resource analysis grad program you don't have to limit yourself to just the GIS field. There are many skills that I picked up in the program that proved very helpful in the information technology world. Not to mention all the fun I had along the way."
- Brendan Brooks