Geospatial Computer Science PhD


The Geospatial Computer Science (GSCM) doctoral program is an interdisciplinary program with a strong emphasis on developing the theory of computer science for handling geospatial data and exploring emerging technologies enabled by geographic information science. The GSCM program is a unique combination of the fields of computer science and geographic information science, with a technical and theoretical foundation of computer science.


TAMU-CC will be the premier institution in the United States for Geospatial Computer Science focusing on geospatial sensing and analytics, mobile computing and unmanned systems. Our program will be recognized as a leader of excellence and innovation in the science and engineering of Geospatial Computer Science and its applications for the betterment of Texas, its workforce, and the global society.

Educational Objectives

The Geospatial Computer Science Ph.D. Program will:

  • Educate well-prepared students who will become experts in computer science, especially in Geospatial Computer Science.
  • Produce graduate researchers/faculty who will be able to pursue careers in higher education, government, and industries related to or affected by geographic information science.
  • Prepare graduates to teach and conduct independent research or oversee such research related to the collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing of geospatial data, as well as to the utilization of geospatial methods and data for developing new technologies.
  • Provide students with a rigorous preparation to use computer science theoretical and applied techniques to pursue research and scholarship that will advance the state of knowledge in Geospatial Computer Science.