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Congrats to Our December 2021 Graduates!

NC State graduation

At December graduation, NC State awarded two doctorates, 21 professional master’s (MGIST) degrees and 27 graduate certificates to members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. At the College of Natural Resources graduation ceremony, student speaker and MGIST graduate Peter Erlenbach shared words of encouragement with his fellow new alumni. Congratulations to all of our students on their success!


Nikki Inglis; Geospatial Analytics; advised by Jelena Vukomanovic

Temporally dynamic viewscapes for modeling the past and future of visual landscape amenities

Kellyn Montgomery; Geospatial Analytics; advised by Helena Mitasova

Analytical approaches for plant pest management across the biosecurity continuum

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 service-learning capstone projects.

MGIST graduates: Jacob Daunais, Sam Davis, Judy Dorner, Peter Erlenbach, Sean Farrell, Zekun Lin (Summer 2021), William Meyers, Matthew Moy, Jaimie Nevins, Hank Pelfrey, Marcus Perry, Wyatt Pesta, Jared Poe, Allie Scott, Michael Spear, Samantha Tan, Aidan Thurling, Coty Welch, Caleb Williams, Chantel Williams, Dylan Wingler, Brittany Yoder

And congratulations to our MGIST poster competition winner, Aidan Thurling!

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.