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Congrats to Our May 2024 Graduates!

NC State graduation

At May graduation, NC State will award two doctorates, 14 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.

Kate Jones
Kate Jones, advised by Jelena Vukomanovic
Dissertation: Multi-Scale Modeling for Wildland Fire Decision Support
Laura Tomkins
Laura Tomkins, advised by Sandra Yuter
Dissertation: Synthesis of Radar-Observed Characteristics, Storm Structures and Surface Snowfall Rates in 10+ Years of Northeast US Winter Storms

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 winnerAndrea Sato!

MGIST graduates: Kurt Baker, Justin Erlick, Isabella Hile, Katie Ivins, Jacob Makens, Shannon McAvoy, Rachel Miller, Taylor Richardson, Andrea Sato, Margaret Vanderford, Chrysanthi Violaris, David Vorbach, Macy Watt, Reid Wilson

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: Qasim Adegbite, Melissa Amoabeng, Matthew Applegate, Nicolle Scott Bernard, Faith Bradshaw, Segbegnon Anselme Dossou, Mike Doyle, Austin Gragson, Papa Gueye, Brody Hall, Tasha King, Nick Lehman, Andrew Mackin, Will McClure, Amanda McLamb, Nate Merrill, Hana Mintz, Matthew Mullen, Nicole Port, Nick Rebman, Taylor Richardson, Maddie Townsend, Sedanur Yilmaz