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Online Geographic Information Science Master's and Certificate Programs

Whether you are entering the field of geographic information science (GISc) or looking to further your career, you can develop a more robust understanding of how GISc functions across different sectors and make your mark on some of the greatest global challenges of our age, including climate change, transportation, public health and more.

Learn how to design, manage and use geographic information technologies to develop and improve the tools and systems we rely on daily. Upon graduation, students are prepared to work in local, state and federal government agencies, as well as private sector consulting, various health-related government agencies, or event nonprofits.


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Manage Your Time

Kent State University's GISc programs require no campus visits, providing you with the flexibility to manage your professional and personal lives. With no GRE required for admission, you can start your application today!

Affordable Tuition

The Master of GISc program has one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation. Your educational investment will be further offset by your potential salary as a graduate degree holder—master's degree holders earn average salaries nearly 20 percent higher than those with only a bachelor's degree.1

Personalize Your Degree

The need for geographic information science experts continues to grow, with an expected 14 percent increase in jobs by 2026.2 Set yourself apart by choosing from concentrations such as Environmental GISc, Cyber GISc, Health & GISc, or General GISc.

Why Choose Kent State University's Master of GISc or Postbaccalaureate Certificate program?

  • We are the only fully online GISc master's program in Ohio, and one of the few fully online programs in the nation
  • Our tuition is affordable. The total master's tuition cost is $22,935 and can be further reduced via financial aid options
  • No GRE is required for admission to either of our programs
  • Master's students can graduate in as few as two years, and postbaccalaureate certificate students in as little as one year
  • Study alongside National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant-winning professors

See Where Your Career Can Take You

Master of Geographic Information Science

Kent State's online Master of Geographic Information Science (MGISc) program helps prepare you with career skills that extend beyond simply understanding software features or capabilities.

  • No GRE required
  • Graduate in less than 2 years
  • Choose from three concentrations: Cyber GISc, Environmental GISc or Health & GISc

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Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Science

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.

  • No GRE required
  • Graduate in less than a year
  • Choose from three concentrations: Cyber GISc, Environmental GISc or General GISc
  • Transfer up to 12 credits to the master's degree

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Sources:

1. Retrieved on July 9, 2019, from www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/data-on-display/education-pays.htm
2. Retrieved on July 9, 2019, from www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geoscientists.htm