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Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) Online Degree Program

The U.S. Department of Labor recently named Geotechnology as one of the three most important fields of study for the coming decades.  To take advantage of this growing industry, you'll need to develop a strong technical background and the practical skills necessary to deliver hands on solutions to tomorrow's geotechnical challenges.

Offered through the University of Southern California's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, the online Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program features robust curriculum and an expert faculty that works closely with students using the most advanced data, research and technology available today. 

As one of the world’s most respected universities, USC offers highly innovative degree programs led by industry experienced faculty members.  Online degree programs at USC are subject to the same educational requirements, and offer the same coursework and opportunities for collaboration as our onsite degree programs; however, the online programs are available to students located across the country or around the world.

Expand your knowledge as you learn to develop GIS programs that have the power to change our world. From mapping the habitats of critically endangered species, to charting critical disease outbreaks, detailing crime prone areas,  supporting infrastructure development, or one of many other applications, GIST professionals can build a lasting future in our changing world.  No other graduate GIST program prepares graduates the way USC does.

For more information, please visit the GIST website.


Master of Science in Applied Psychology Online Degree Program

This is the first program of its kind to be offered online from a Top 25 university, and the timing of it has never been better for interested professionals. In today’s business world, individuals who understand how to use psychology to influence consumer behavior and shape organizational change are in high demand. Right now, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a higher than average job growth for market research analysts, survey researchers, and related occupations. To take advantage of the flourishing job opportunity that currently exists in this field, you’ll need to develop specialized skills and the ability to apply your new knowledge. Offered through the University of Southern California’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, the online Master of Science in Applied Psychology program features a skills-driven curriculum and an expert faculty of accomplished practitioners who bring real-world experience to the learning environment. The curriculum is flexible and includes an internship component, while also providing you with the opportunity to focus your studies in either Consumer Psychology or Organizational Psychology. If you prefer not to focus in one area, you can select the electives from either that will best prepare you to achieve your career goals. Explore the numerous practical applications of psychology in business—from marketing to communication to advertising to public relations to human resources and the like. Everything about this program is designed to help you apply psychology in the business setting. That’s why we utilize real-life case studies. We encourage collaborative group work. We also blend theory, research, and practice in each of our courses. No other Master of Science in Applied Psychology program can compare to the thought leadership, experiential knowledge, and critical skills delivered at USC. For more information, please visit the Applied Psychology Degree website.