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Master of GISc Career Outlook

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 14 percent by 2026, 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.

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Master of Geographic Information Science Career Outlook by the Numbers

Average post-graduation salaries for key Master of GISc careers:

  • $103K - Senior geomatics software engineer
  • $83K - Survey Manager
  • $82K - Senior CAD designer
  • $73K - Geographer
  • $65K - Senior GISc analyst
  • $68K - Cartographer

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

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Where Can Careers In GISc Take You?

Popular Cities for Master of GISc Graduates

  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Denver, Colorado
  • San Diego, California
  • Atlanta, Georgia

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Top Industries for Kent State Master of GISc Graduates

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

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From Our Students
“The online experience has helped me to create more effective, useful and aesthetically sound maps. I also feel more confident with how to plan out the necessary steps for a mapping project and analysis than before starting.”
- Kwanza Johnson, MGISc ’20 Candidate