Map Your Career

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become a crucial part of data-driven decision-making. Adding a certificate or pursuing a GIS graduate degree will make you stand out in the job market.

What are Geographic Information Systems?

GIS is powerful analytical software combining data with maps. It allows users to query, analyze and visualize spatial data, asking any “where” questions: “where are we seeing outbreaks of flu,” “where will this utility have the greatest impact” or “where should we open our storefront?” Because they are so widely applicable, geographic information systems have become a linchpins of the Information Age. Employers across industries are seeking candidates trained in geospatial technologies. Because its uses are so pervasive, geospatial technology is considered a high-growth industry by the U.S. Department of Labor, growing at an annual rate of almost 35 percent, with faster-than-average job growth expected over the next 10 years.


Academic Offerings


Join a Growing Field

In the Information Age, there is a growing need for job candidates who are able to manipulate large volumes of data. Temple University GIS students learn skills that are applicable across industries, from tech companies to nonprofits and governmental agencies.

Complement Any Major

Our undergraduate certificate can be added to any major in any Temple school or college. We offer a range of electives to help students pursue coursework that relates to their areas of interest.

Stand Out on the Job Market

Our graduate offerings include both a Professional Science Master's (PSM) in GIS and a graduate certificate open to any student with a bachelor's degree.

Events

From lectures, to film screenings, to networking opportunities with some of the region's biggest employers, events at the College of Liberal Arts are designed to support your life's work.