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Congratulations to Our May 2019 Graduates!

NC State graduation

At May graduation, NC State will award one doctorate, 17 professional master’s degrees, and 33 graduate certificates to members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our students on their success!


A headshot of Lindsey Smart

Lindsey Smart; Forestry and Environmental Resources; advised by Ross Meentemeyer

Rising Seas and the Changing Coastal Landscape: Modeling Land Change Pattern and Social Process to Quantify the Socio-Ecological Impacts of Sea Level Rise.

Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology

The MGIST program equips students with the knowledge and tools to become geospatial professionals through a unique curriculum that leverages NC State’s strengths in computational and data sciences and interdisciplinary training, in combination with professional skills development. The degree was designed to be completed entirely online, allowing flexibility for both students just entering the work force and those already established. Learn more about this semester’s capstone service learning projects.

names of MGIST graduates May 2019

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

The graduate certificate provides students with a graduate level academic credential in advanced GIS applications. This program is designed for students who wish to establish themselves in GIS practice, enhance current skill sets, or are not yet ready to commit to a full graduate program. The certificate can be completed entirely online and is also available to current NC State students enrolled in a non-GIS graduate degree.

names of graduating Graduate Certificate in GIS students