MS in Geographic Information Systems
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 5% through 2030, according to the U.S. Department of Labor1, 2. Within the GIS field, you might also find job titles such as:
- GIS analyst
- GIS technician
- Data analyst
- GIS administrator
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.
Why Study GIS at JHU
A World-Renowned Research University
Use of geospatial technology is surging at Johns Hopkins University. From archaeology to environmental engineering, experts across our institution are leading multidisciplinary studies, giving our GIS students access to the latest discoveries and techniques.
Expert Faculty: Learn from GIS Leaders
Our faculty members have a have a wide range of expertise, ranging from geospatial data science and machine learning, to cartography, application development, and systems engineering.
Concentrations & Electives: Choose a Focus
Concentrate in Core Geospatial Technology or Geospatial Data Science and Predictive Analytics. Take interesting electives like Cartographic Design and Visualization, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Geospatial Technology.
Capstone Experience: Research With a Mentor
Bring together everything you’ve learned in the GIS master’s program to address an issue that matters to you. Under the mentorship of a faculty mentor, you’ll demonstrate how geographic information systems can solve a real-world problem.
Ready to Take Action?
GIS professionals are increasingly in demand. Take the next step to distinguish yourself from the competition with a master's degree in GIS from Johns Hopkins.
The salary data for potential geographic information systems career options are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook:
1 “Cartographers and Photogrammetrists: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
2 “Surveying and Mapping Technicians: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.