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Geographic Information Science

The online Geographic Information Science (GISc) programs from Kent State University offer you the skills and knowledge to delve into exciting and evolving areas within GISc. With the increasing demand for GISc expertise, graduates of the GISc program can drive innovation and apply modern technologies to their careers in nonprofit, government or business sectors.1

The need for geographic information science expertise and spatial technology is highlighted every day, worldwide. GIS experts can make significant impacts in major global challenges such as health, water resources, or climate change. You can also influence people’s daily lives with cartography, transportation, and education.

These programs prepare you with skills that extend beyond simply understanding a software’s capability or features. You’ll have the opportunity to design, manage, and use geographic information technologies to develop and improve the tools and systems we rely on every day.

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Master of Geographic Information Science

The need for geographic information science experts continues to grow with an expected 10 percent increase in jobs by 2024.1 Kent State’s online Master of Geographic Information Science (MGISc) helps prepare you with skills that extend beyond simply understanding software features or capabilities.

  • 32 credits: 4 core courses, 3 concentration courses and 2 elective courses
  • Courses last 7 weeks, with 2 courses taken sequentially each semester
  • Complete in as few as 5 semesters or less than 2 years

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Geographic Information Sciences Certificate

For those who are interested in graduating sooner, Kent State also offers a postbaccalaureate certificate option. Students can choose between three certificate concentrations to prepare them for analytical and managerial roles utilizing geospatial technologies.

  • Graduate in less than a year
  • 14 or 15 credits

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Sources:

1. Retrieved on May 30, 2017, from www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geoscientists.htm