MGIS Program Student Handbook

This student handbook is the source for requirements, policies, and resources relevant to all students working toward the MGIS degree at The Pennsylvania State University.

Admission Checklist

Check this list to review information for students admitted to the MGIS Program.

Program Policies

This section lists general requirements related to the program.

Program Requirements

This section holds information specific to the Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) program.

MGIS Student Database

This is a link to the student database where we store contact information, track coursework, and keep capstone project documents.

Contact Information

Director for Online Geospatial Education

Anthony Robinson

Assistant Program Manager for Online Geospatial Education

Beth King

MGIS Advising Coordinator

Justine Blanford
jib18 (at)

Program Assistant

Kary Isett

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