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Geographic Information Systems

Johns Hopkins University

12 months
4253 USD/module
4253 USD/module
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Geographic Information Systems is a breakthrough technology that’s changed the way we organize, display, analyze, and share spatial information. This data helps scientists, public officials, private companies, and local communities make better decisions. The program is offered at Johns Hopkins University.


Geographic Information Systems Program Overview

The innovative GIS master’s program at Johns Hopkins University provides a solid foundation in geospatial data science, programming and application development, predictive analytics, big data technologies, and project management.

The rapidly growing geospatial technology field offers opportunities in many sectors, from government and national security to business, environmental studies, and health. With high demand, professionals with advanced degrees will be better positioned for leadership roles and the most highly regarded jobs in the industry.

Enter an In-Demand, Lucrative Field

The need for geospatial professionals is anticipated to grow by at least 15% through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Within the GIS field, you might also find job titles such as:

  • GIS analyst
  • GIS technician
  • Data analyst
  • Cartographer
  • GIS administrator
  • Geographer

Graduates of JHU’s Geographic Information Systems program work at places such as:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Office of Youth Violence Prevention at the Baltimore City Health Department
  • Department of Defense
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • U.S Army Corps of Engineers
  • International Boundary and Water Commission
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

Pursue Your Degree On Your Terms

Our GIS master’s program was designed for working professionals. You can take classes 100% online and choose to attend full- or part-time. You’ll also have the flexibility to take courses that best fit your career goals; we offer multiple tracks and a variety of electives.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Web Mapping
  • Geographic Information Systems 
  • Geospatial Statistics
  • Spatial Analytics
  • Programming in GIS

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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we accept applications year-round for all programs


30 alternative credits



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General requirements

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems requires:

  • A grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of undergraduate studies. Particular interests and work experience may also be considered.
  • Quantitative background: a semester of statistics, quantitative methods, or technology-oriented experience.

Students who do not have the necessary quantitative background may be offered provisional admission if their other credentials are strong. Students who are admitted provisionally due to lack of quantitative skills have the option to:

  • Take appropriate courses at an accredited college or university.
  • Take 420.301 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Science.

Tuition Fee

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    4253 USD/module
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    4253 USD/module
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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