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Kent State's online Geographic Information Science (GISc) programs help prepare you with skills that extend beyond simply understanding software features or capabilities. Whether you are entering the field of GISc or looking to further your career, you can develop a more robust understanding of how GISc functions across different sectors and have a positive impact on some of the greatest global challenges of our age, including climate change, transportation, public health and more.
The need for GISc experts continues to grow with an expected 14 percent increase in jobs by 2026.1 GISc careers can be found in a number of sectors, ranging from real estate and healthcare to disaster relief and finance, and professionals with a master’s degree earn on average 20 percent higher salaries than those with a bachelor’s degree.2
Learn from dedicated, full-time faculty who bring expertise in diverse backgrounds such as public health mapping, geospatial analysis, cyber GIS, crime analysis, remote sensing and geomorphology. As a student, you'll have the opportunity to design and manage geographic information technologies to develop and improve the tools and systems we rely on every day and can specialize in Cyber GISc, Environmental GISc or Health & GISc.
The online graduate programs in GISc are designed for busy working professionals and students seeking a graduate education. With one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation, and no GRE requirement or on-campus visits, students can invest in their education without financial burden and advance their career on their schedule.
1. Retrieved on July 9, 2019, from www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geoscientists.htm
2. Retrieved on July 9, 2019, from www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/data-on-display/education-pays.htm