Careers and Outcomes

The U.S. Department of Labor has identified geospatial technologies as one of the three high-growth industries in the 21st century. As a result, the demand for individuals with specialized spatial skill sets continues to grow.

With a master’s degree in GIS from Elmhurst University, you’ll gain the spatial skills required to excel in this dynamic field. Our curriculum is based upon the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM), which centers specifically on spatial skill sets, allowing you to leverage your education to succeed in a wide variety of public and private sectors.

Career opportunities related to GIS include, but are not limited to:

  • GIS analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Geospatial data engineer
  • Natural resource GIS analyst
  • Remote sensing specialist
  • Cartographer
  • Urban planner
  • GIS project manager

The GIS master’s program at Elmhurst has given me the foundation to pivot and change my career field; this has led me to successfully secure employment within two months of graduating at a 35% increase in salary.

Autumn Kaiser '20

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