Online MS in Geographic Information Science

100% Online

9–24 Months

30 Total Credits

Classes start: July 1, 2024

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A Flexible Path to the Leading Edge of GIS

Gain expertise in groundbreaking technologies to accelerate your career advancement with Calvin University’s online Master of Science in Geographic Information Science program. You’ll take flexible courses offering hands-on experience with the tools GIS professionals use today, positioning you for success after graduation.

This graduate program is led by GIS experts and academic geographers who impart the qualifications needed to lead and innovate in geography, data science, environmental consulting, business logistics, and other growing fields. Take the next step today — no application fee or GMAT/GRE required.

  • Christian Perspective: Pursue an MS in Geographic Information Science with courses strengthened by Christian principles.
  • Cutting-Edge Curriculum: Learn to navigate sophisticated and emerging technology in the GIS field.
  • Expert Faculty: World-class instructors deliver essential skills within a broad conceptual framework.

Innovative GIS Courses Rooted in Industry Best Practices

Develop forward-facing expertise in a geographic information science graduate program informed by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science GIS&T Body of Knowledge. You’ll also complete a virtual lab to gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art GIS tools.

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Learn advanced GIS applications relevant to designs for community development and services tailored to your professional goals.

Business Location Intelligence

Build knowledge of business spatial analytics and location-based services to complete a GIS project for a local nonprofit.

Geospatial Programming and Data Management

Establish foundational knowledge in Python before constructing a GIS solution for a public or private organization.

Discover an Array of GIS Careers

Geographer $85,220 Per Year1

Geoscientist $83,680 Per Year2

Geospatial Data Scientist $82,678 Per Year3

Environmental Scientist $76,530 Per Year4

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About Calvin University

Christ-Centered Education

Calvin’s faculty members are committed Christians who help graduates acquire advanced knowledge that is illuminated by faith.

Personalized Online Education

Learn when and where you prefer, benefitting from small classes with unwavering support from your faculty and advisors.

Guided by Strong Values

Engage in a well-rounded education elevated by values that promote boldness, tradition, inclusion, and innovation.

Recognized for Excellence

Calvin University was ranked No. 4 on the 2022 Regional Universities Midwest list by U.S. News & World Report.5


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  3. Payscale. “Average Data Scientist with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Skills Salary.” Retrieved February 17, 2023, from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Environmental Scientists and Specialists.” Retrieved February 17, 2023, from
  5. U.S. News & World Report. “Best Colleges Rankings: Calvin University.” Retrieved February 17, 2023, from