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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Be part of a strong tradition. Meet your learning needs. Map your GIS career with UW–Madison.

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Whether a GIS newbie or an experienced power user, you’ve come to the right place—the birthplace of American academic cartography. UW–Madison sits at the center of research and teaching in the map sciences. Our GIS Professional Programs continue a long tradition and offer multiple entry points to a lucrative career.

A growing field, GIS is applied in more ways than you might imagine. Geosciences and cartography—yes! But GIS is also used in journalism, sociology, ecology, public health, engineering, insurance, and urban design, to name just a few. Our programs open your career up to a world of possibilities.

Jump in at any point with curriculum that builds on itself and helps you construct your perfect profession. Some call this “stackable.” We call it customized lifelong learning. And, with hundreds of students and alumni around the globe in our growing GIS family, you’ll be among Badger friends no matter where you are.

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