- $81,540 median annual salary for geographers1
- $92,040 median annual salary for geoscientists2
- 5% growth rate for GIS careers2
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:
- Environmental scientist
- Geospatial data scientist
- Geographic information specialist
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After completing the online MS in GISC program, you’ll be able to:
- Navigate sophisticated and emerging technology in the field of geographic information science, including GPS software and drones
- Collect, use, and examine census data in the context of culture and history
- Design and maintain geospatial databases
We equip students to succeed on their life-long vocational path by determining their strengths, developing their skills, and discovering God’s call for their lives.