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Geographic Information Science

Kent State University

12 months
21000 USD/year
21000 USD/year
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The Master of Geographic Information Science degree from Kent State University provides students with skills that extend beyond simply understanding software features or capabilities. 

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Students develop a more robust understanding of how GISc functions across different sectors and have a positive impact on some of the greatest global challenges today, including climate change, transportation, and public health. Students have the opportunity to design and manage geographic information technologies to develop and improve the tools and systems people rely on every day

Graduates of the program are prepared for analytical and managerial positions that utilize geospatial technologies. Those positions can be found in a number of sectors, ranging from real estate and healthcare to disaster relief and finance.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Geographic Information Science degree from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Collect, edit, integrate, manage and analyze geospatial data.
  • Demonstrate skills and working knowledge of commercial and open source GIS application suites and utilities.
  • Identify, explain and analyze spatial patterns, relationships and processes.
  • Apply cartographic principles and techniques to create quality maps.
  • Apply critical and spatial thinking to solve geospatial problems with respect to theories, principles and practices of geographic information science and fields in the degree concentration areas.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science 
  • Cartographic Design
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Practicum in Geographic Information Science 
  • Algorithms and Programming
  • Data Science
  • Geographic Information Science and Health
  • Geographic Information Science: Applications for Social Problems
  • Spatial Programming

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


30 SCH



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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geography or a related field1 
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    21000 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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