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Online MS in Geographic Information Science: Career Outlook

Gain Cutting-Edge Experience for Your GIS Career Path

The online Master’s in Geographic Information Science program will prepare you to apply your knowledge across various fields, including geography, cartography, data science, environmental consulting, civil engineering, parks management, public health, census, and business logistics. Regardless of your chosen GIS career path, this program will provide you with the advanced skills and hands-on technology experience needed to achieve your goals.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, geographic information science is expanding at a steady pace of 5% per year. At this rate of expansion, more than 1,600 new GIS careers will be available by 2029.2



Geographers conduct research on the earth’s geographical patterns and regional cultures to establish a better understanding of the past and develop considerations for the future. The majority of geographers in the United States are employed by the federal government.1



Geoscientists utilize diverse technologies to conduct research on the earth and its physical features. This research allows society to learn more about the earth’s scientific processes and develop plans for the future based on the planet’s past. 2

Additional GIS careers for graduates of the online Master’s in Geographical Information Science program:

  • Cartographer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geospatial data scientist
  • Geographic information specialist

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Program Outcomes

After completing the online MS in GISC program, you’ll be able to:

Career Support

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