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I am a Computer Science graduate. I have one year of experience in JAVA programming & I recently started working with GIS applications. I found it so interesting that I would like to do my Post Graduate & PHD in a field related to GIS. Can anybody suggest some online courses, Professional Schools or Universities with a good reputation/curriculum?

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please tell me specific cource related to programming :) –  user847897 Mar 2 '12 at 14:02
    
If you follow the some of the different links I sent you, you'll see that there are a variety of programming classess, depending which concentration you choose. Computer Science is one of the accepted undergrad concentrations too. I saw an entire class dedicated to Python Programming, and another called "Programmining Tools for Customizing GIS". You'll have to do a bit of your own research. I don't know what may or may not interest you specifically. Do some reading on their site. –  Dano Mar 2 '12 at 14:28

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Pennsylvania State University's Masters in GIS is pretty good - a bit ESRI orientated but where isn't.

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I understand that COGS has a number of great programs and that you can also do work placement programs as part of the educational experience. Not only does this give you some hands-on experience, it could actually lead to a job offer following your placement. I don't know if they offer any online options "specific to GIS" but HERE'S A LINK speciific to online learning options.

They have a great reputation. I know a Geologist who graduated from one of their Post Graduate programs in GIS, and he had an exceptionally strong & diverse GIS skill set (programming languages, LIDAR analysis, 3D modeling, etc, etc). There's also a bit of a course list HERE. If you scroll to the bottom you can access the course list and a wealth of other information. There are a number of programs available, but here's a link to the course for a concentration in Geographic Sciences (just one of the many concentrations they offer).

If full time schooling is an option, you will receive a fantastic education here. If not, I suggest you look in to their online and part-time options. I hope this helps.

ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS WITH STRONG PROGRAMS

Geomatics Institute at Fleming

Sault College - Applications Specialist

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Have a look at http://www.unigis.org/ looks good!

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After working with GIS for a few years, starting with the ESRI ArcInfo 7.x training, I wanted to formalise my predominantly self-taught GIS experience, so I did the UniGIS course about 10 years ago. It was good however, I've no idea whether it helped me get a job or whether my self-taught knowledge would have been enough! Anyway - UniGIS is a distance learning course delivered by an international consortium of universities but coordinated by a couple of UK universities. –  MappaGnosis Mar 3 '12 at 13:46
    
but its somewhat costly :( –  user847897 Mar 23 '12 at 14:13

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