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Online Master of Geographic Information Science

Why choose Kent State’s online Master of Geographic Information Science?

The need for geographic information science experts continues to grow with an expected 14 percent increase in jobs by 20241. Kent State’s online Master of Geographic Information Science (MGISc) helps prepare you with skills that extend beyond simply understanding software features or capabilities.

  • Learn from dedicated, full-time faculty genuinely invested in seeing their students succeed
  • Experience a flexible online program structure created to fit the lives of full-time working professionals
  • Graduate in as few as two years
  • Submit your application with no GRE requirement for admission into the program

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Master of Geographic Information Science

As part of this program, 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.

Kent State's online Master of Geographic Information Science is designed for busy working professionals and students seeking a graduate education with the following features:

  • 30 credits: 4 core courses, 4 elective courses and 1 practicum
  • Courses last 7 weeks, with 2 courses taken sequentially each semester
  • Complete in as few as 5 semesters or 2 years
  • Multiple sections of each course are offered per semester to ensure small class sizes

Once you are admitted to the program, your Admissions Advisor will craft your personalized degree plan, giving you a clear course sequence and path to graduation.

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What You’ll Learn

The program has the following course requirements:
  • 4 core courses
  • 4 elective courses
  • 1 practicum

The Master of Geographic Information Science is offered online and will prepare graduates for analytical and managerial positions that utilize geospatial technologies.

Courses are delivered through our course management system, Blackboard Learn. Course content consists of text, narrated PowerPoint presentations, video and audio, live chats, discussion groups, and other learning enhancements.

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1. Retrieved on July 9, 2019, from www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geoscientists.htm