Chart Your Path to Greater Success

Geographic information science (GISc) careers can be found in a number of sectors, ranging from real estate and healthcare to disaster relief and finance. Given that this diverse field is expected to grow five percent by 2029,1 there’s no better time than now to set yourself apart. Earning a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GISc or an advanced degree like a Master of Geographic Information Science (MGISc) will help you develop real-world-applicable skills and challenge you to improve the global systems that sustain individuals, families and entire communities.

Learn from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant-winning professors with diverse professional backgrounds who 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.

Master of Geographic Information Science Career Outlook by the Numbers

Because master’s degree holders earn average salaries nearly 20 percent higher than those with only a bachelor’s degree,2 a Master of Geographic Information Science degree could help you reach salary outcomes at or above these figures.

Average Post-Graduation Salaries for Key Master of GISc Careers

Senior Geomatics Software Engineer3
Survey Manager3
Senior CAD Designer3
Senior GISc Analyst3

Where can careers in GISc take you?

Popular cities for Master of GISc graduates:4

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Denver
  • San Diego
  • Atlanta

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Top Industries for Kent State Master of GISc Graduates:5

  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech
  • Petroleum and energy
  • Technology
  • Government agency
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Consulting
  • Educational services
  • Transportation/Rail

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Admissions and Application Deadlines
Priority Deadline
Summer 2023 Semester
Final Deadline
Summer 2023 Semester
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  5. Information reflects self-reported data gathered from Kent State University students enrolled in the online Master of Geographic Information Science program from fall 2014 through summer 2018.