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Curriculum & Academic Program Requirements

Graduate students in the Spatial Information Science and Engineering programs were asked recently to define their disciplinary domain and make a prediction for the future of their department. Among the responses included the following:

Spatial Information Science and Engineering is
… the field that studies and develops the theories, models and relationships of entities in space and time
… the uniquely integrative field that builds a broad understanding of dynamic environments
… the multi-disciplinary field advancing the knowledge base from which the next generations of Google Earth, navigation devices, and spatial data base systems will be built.
… the field that develops methodologies for solving technical problems related to space and time.

Within five years we expect our graduate program in Maine to be
… acknowledged, if not already, as the global leader in advancing the computational aspects of geographic information science.
… recognized universally as the premier academic institution fostering innovative thought leadership in geographic information science.
… known as the program with the highest interdisciplinary productivity in terms of graduate degrees and publications in the field.
… recognized as a matchless world class center for advancement of spatial information theory and applications.

If you have similar confidence and enthusiasm, this may be the graduate student body you are looking to join!