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Congrats to Our December 2022 Graduates!

NC State graduation

At December graduation, NC State will award two doctorates, 16 professional master’s (MGIST) degrees and 23 graduate certificates to members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our students on their success!


Our Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. program unites departments across the university to train a new generation of interdisciplinary data scientists skilled in developing novel understanding of spatial phenomena and applying new knowledge to grand challenges.

Rohith Matli
Rohith Matli, advised by Dan Obenour
Dissertation: Estimating and Forecasting the Spatio-Temporal Hypoxia Dynamics in Northern Gulf of Mexico
Vini Perin, advised by Mirela Tulbure
Dissertation: Quantifying On-Farm Reservoir Dynamics: An Earth Observation and Hydrological Modeling Approach

Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology

Our 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.

And congratulations to our MGIST poster competition winner, Hannah Swartz!

MGIST graduates: Deirdre (Dee) An, Ashley Belwolff, Jeremy Davis, Ryan Held, Mary Hughes, Randy Johnson, Yajie Liu, Michael Mirolli, Jill Robson, Ryan Shaffer, Brendan Simms, Hannah Swartz, Lexi Thomas, Zach Tunstall, Patrick Williams, Paige T. Yelen

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

Our 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.

Certificate graduates: Rick Blinson, David Bolick, Justin Cain, Jim Chilton, Dylan Dodson, Austin Dunlow, Maddie Hook, Nancy Ingabire Abayo, Grant Jones, Liam John Maher, Steven Ray Miller, Stephanie Moffitt, Joseph Mueller, Myleigh Neill, John Tisdale Nicholson, Trever Reeves, Kierra Robertson, Marietta Day Shattelroe, Chelly Lee Sundermeyer, Eric Teitsworth, Lisa Withers, Aaron Woleslagle Annie Wong