Because GISc applies data science and technical skills to real-world opportunities and challenges, the career options for graduates of Kent State University’s online Master of Geographic Information Science (M
Depending on your interests, you can find lucrative and satisfying roles in urban planning, real estate, public health, insurance, agriculture, disaster relief, sustainability, climate change or other environment-related fields.
GISc professionals make important contributions to efforts to manage and mitigate the effects of human-induced climate change, with growth in this area contributing to the increasing number of GISc jobs. O*NET OnLine, the U.S. Department of Labor’s jobs database, predicts faster than average growth of 8-10% in jobs for geographic information systems technologists and technicians through 2031.1
Expand Your Career Horizons with Kent State
In Kent’s GISc graduate programs, you’ll learn from professors with diverse professional backgrounds who have won awards from NASA and grants from NOAA, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Our faculty will expand your knowledge and viewpoints, challenging your understanding of how GISc functions across different sectors and allowing you to develop the confidence to make solid, well-informed decisions as you further your own career.
- Risk management and finance
- Agriculture and forestry
- Nonprofit and non-governmental organizations
- Educational services
- Pharmaceutical and biotech
- Transportation services
- Petroleum and energy