In the News: In the News: the application deadline for September 2018 entry into MGISA Stage 1 (face-to-face) and MGISA Stage 2 (face-to-face and online) has been moved from January 31 to March 1. International applicants may have noticed that MGISA was not showing under the possible graduate programs to apply to at VIU. This will get fixed shortly, but as a result we are extending the deadline to avoid a last-minute time crunch. The new deadline applies to both domestic and international applicants.

Master of GIS Applications at Vancouver Island University

A student in the Master of GIS Applications program at Vancouver Island University.

Welcome to Vancouver Island University's Master of GIS Applications (MGISA) Program. Ever since our first Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications (ADGISA) class in September, 2005, students have been asking for more. They liked our program, enjoyed the challenge, and graduated wanting to embark on even bigger and more involved applied GIS projects.

We listened. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Govorov, program development began when the amount of evidence in favour of the program became overwhelming. We owe that to our former students, who were steadfast in writing letters of support for the new program.

The program is designed to build upon the skills developed in the ADGISA, and may offer advanced placement to former ADGISA students and graduates of many other applied Post-Graduate Diploma programs across Canada and around the world.

We look forward to working with you to develop innovative applications in GIS as you design and complete your Master of GIS Applications (MGISA) research project.

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