Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

  • Online Courses

    430.600.81 - Web GIS

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    Web GIS is an important foundation course in which students will become familiar with the current platforms available for delivering Web GIS and sharing geographic content over the web. Professionals in various industries often have to make information readily available and with current developments this has become easier than ever. The class offers a fundamental understanding of creating and designing web maps and web apps using various approaches and platforms. Capabilities such as editing, geoprocessing, geocoding, image analysis, 3D, mobile and real-time GIS in a web environment will be examined. Cloud-based and on premises infrastructure to deliver Web GIS will be utilized. Offered twice a year.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.600.82 - Web GIS

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    Web GIS is an important foundation course in which students will become familiar with the current platforms available for delivering Web GIS and sharing geographic content over the web. Professionals in various industries often have to make information readily available and with current developments this has become easier than ever. The class offers a fundamental understanding of creating and designing web maps and web apps using various approaches and platforms. Capabilities such as editing, geoprocessing, geocoding, image analysis, 3D, mobile and real-time GIS in a web environment will be examined. Cloud-based and on premises infrastructure to deliver Web GIS will be utilized. Offered twice a year.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.600.83 - Web GIS

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    Web GIS is an important foundation course in which students will become familiar with the current platforms available for delivering Web GIS and sharing geographic content over the web. Professionals in various industries often have to make information readily available and with current developments this has become easier than ever. The class offers a fundamental understanding of creating and designing web maps and web apps using various approaches and platforms. Capabilities such as editing, geoprocessing, geocoding, image analysis, 3D, mobile and real-time GIS in a web environment will be examined. Cloud-based and on premises infrastructure to deliver Web GIS will be utilized. Offered twice a year.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.601.81 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    $3782

    Heather Hicks

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    In this introductory course, students become familiar with the concepts and gain the experience necessary to appreciate the utility of Geographic Information Systems in decision-making. Topics covered include the fundamentals of data structures, georeferencing, data classification, querying, cartography, and basic spatial data analysis. The course provides an overview of the capabilities of GIS software and applications of GIS. Class time is divided between lectures and GIS exercises that reinforce critical concepts. Students must complete a term project as part of the course. Offered every semester. Elective option for Govt. Analytics students.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.601.82 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    $3782

    Heather Hicks

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    In this introductory course, students become familiar with the concepts and gain the experience necessary to appreciate the utility of Geographic Information Systems in decision-making. Topics covered include the fundamentals of data structures, georeferencing, data classification, querying, cartography, and basic spatial data analysis. The course provides an overview of the capabilities of GIS software and applications of GIS. Class time is divided between lectures and GIS exercises that reinforce critical concepts. Students must complete a term project as part of the course. Offered every semester. Elective option for Govt. Analytics students.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.603.81 - Geospatial Data Modeling

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    This course moves beyond the fundamentals of GIS to explore the constraints surrounding data modeling as well as the methods to model spatial data. The course focuses on various kinds of spatial data, how it is collected, handled, processed, and analyzed through GIS technologies. Data conversion, migration and relevant modeling methods are examined. Spatial and attribute accuracy as a requirement for any data model is emphasized. As the term progresses, students deal extensively with different types of data presentations and the manipulation of those data in GIS models. Students develop a significant GIS project over the course of the semester and present their findings at the end.Offered twice a year.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.603.82 - Geospatial Data Modeling

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    This course moves beyond the fundamentals of GIS to explore the constraints surrounding data modeling as well as the methods to model spatial data. The course focuses on various kinds of spatial data, how it is collected, handled, processed, and analyzed through GIS technologies. Data conversion, migration and relevant modeling methods are examined. Spatial and attribute accuracy as a requirement for any data model is emphasized. As the term progresses, students deal extensively with different types of data presentations and the manipulation of those data in GIS models. Students develop a significant GIS project over the course of the semester and present their findings at the end.Offered twice a year.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.605.81 - Development and Management of GIS Projects

    $3782

    Javita Everhart

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    This course introduces students to project, program, and portfolio management standards, which will guide them on how to successfully manage GIS projects. Students will learn how to apply core project management principles and guidelines to real project scenarios. The course will impart knowledge and skills for managing GIS projects throughout their entire lifecycle, while addressing technical, ethical, and institutional problems. Students will explore key issues in organizational management, including earned-value management, resource planning, and communications. During the course, students will learn how to determine the return on investment of a GIS project, create a comprehensive schedule and budget, and determine risk management, quality control, and contract management skills in support of your GIS project. Offered once a year.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.606.81 - Programming in GIS

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    In this course students will learn how to automate workflows and develop tools using Python scripts as well as develop web mapping applications using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The course is split in two sections. The first section covers Python as a scripting language which provides an easy way for automating complex GIS tasks and functionality, thus simplifying workflows and increasing efficiency. Management of Web GIS functions thought Python APIs will be emphasized. The second section teaching basic principles of developing web mapping applications utilizing JavaScript APIs. The students will learn how to develop rich, interactive web mapping applications which contain common GIS functionality such as selection, querying, geocoding, routing, editing and geoprocessing. Offered once a year. Prerequisites: 430.600 Web GIS, 430.601 Geographic Information Systems.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.606.82 - Programming in GIS

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 8/28 - 12/21

    In this course students will learn how to automate workflows and develop tools using Python scripts as well as develop web mapping applications using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The course is split in two sections. The first section covers Python as a scripting language which provides an easy way for automating complex GIS tasks and functionality, thus simplifying workflows and increasing efficiency. Management of Web GIS functions thought Python APIs will be emphasized. The second section teaching basic principles of developing web mapping applications utilizing JavaScript APIs. The students will learn how to develop rich, interactive web mapping applications which contain common GIS functionality such as selection, querying, geocoding, routing, editing and geoprocessing. Offered once a year. Prerequisites: 430.600 Web GIS, 430.601 Geographic Information Systems.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.608.81 - GIS and Spatial Decision Support Systems

    $3782

    Paulus Zandbergen

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    GIS can be a very effective tool to assist in making decisions for a wide range of applications at the local, regional, and global scale. This course will examine the use of GIS as a spatial decision support system for systematic policy analysis and scenario modeling. Case studies will be used from the areas of agriculture, conservation planning, homeland security, land use planning, natural disasters, transportation, urban planning, and water resources. Offered once. a year. Prerequisites: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems, 430.604 Spatial Analysis with GIS.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.612.81 - Cartographic Design and Visualization

    $3782

    Penelope Mitchell

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    The Cartographic Design and Visualization course focuses on the fundamentals of cartography, spatial statistics, thematic mapping techniques, 3D mapping, and web based mapping. Students will gain an inter-disciplinary understanding of cartographic representation and visualization with hands on applications using cutting edge GIS and graphic design software to create purpose tailored maps. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to interpret and appropriately communicate spatial data; will have developed a personalized cartographic style; will have created a professional GIS portfolio for current/potential employers; and most importantly will have developed a keen appreciation for maps and spatial awareness! Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.612.82 - Cartographic Design and Visualization

    $3782

    Penelope Mitchell

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    The Cartographic Design and Visualization course focuses on the fundamentals of cartography, spatial statistics, thematic mapping techniques, 3D mapping, and web based mapping. Students will gain an inter-disciplinary understanding of cartographic representation and visualization with hands on applications using cutting edge GIS and graphic design software to create purpose tailored maps. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to interpret and appropriately communicate spatial data; will have developed a personalized cartographic style; will have created a professional GIS portfolio for current/potential employers; and most importantly will have developed a keen appreciation for maps and spatial awareness! Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.800.81 - Capstone for Geographic Information Systems

    $3782

    Heather Hicks

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    The capstone is the culmination of the instruction and training a student receives in the MS in GIS program. In this course, the student selects a mentor, identifies a topic of interest, acquires the relevant data required for the study, develops a data model and/or analysis method, devises the visualization of the data as part of the data interpretation, and summarizes the study in a final report. Students are encouraged to make their presentations at a GIS conference or publish the results of their study in a peer-reviewed GIS publication. Students are responsible for selecting a mentor who may be a JHU faculty member, a qualified and appropriate person from the student’s place of work, or any expert with appropriate credentials. Offered twice a year in Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: core course requirements for MS in GIS, at least eight courses taken in the program.

    Technology Fee: $175.00