Geographic information systems graduates succeed in a range of careers in growing fields. What are you waiting for? Pay us a visit and make your declaration today by applying to Temple University. Need more info first? Take a look at our application deadlines or learn about our transfer opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Training in GIS will give you the skills you need to take on advanced research positions in technology-based companies, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. A variety of industries are looking to hire professionals with this important skill set, including public health, the environment, business, technology, planning, education, design, criminal justice, sociology, communications, journalism and engineering.

Notable Alumni

So many of our distinguished alumni have gone on to great accomplishments. The stories below feature some of our outstanding alumni who have risen to levels of professional acclaim and successes!

Alumni Spotlight

  • Darion Porter
    Research Assistant with the Public Health Management Corporation
    B.A. in Environmental Studies, Certificate in GIS, 2017

  • Carlos Bonilla
    Research Analyst at Econsult Solutions
    B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies, 2016

  • Charlotte Neal
    GIS Specialist at Apex Systems
    B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography and Urban Studies, 2018

  • Julia Wolanski and Matt Quackenbush
    GIS Analysts at Pennoni
    PSM in Geographic Information Sysytems, 2017

  • Kirsten Kurz
    Market Analyst at Colliers International
    PSM in Geographic Information Sysytems, 2018

  • Nick Wade
    GIS Application Developer at the City of Philadelphia Department of Planning and Development
    PSM in Geographic Information Systems, 2018

Make Your Declaration

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Thinking of Transferring?

Almost half of incoming Temple students transfer from other colleges and universities. If you’ve taken 15 or more college-level credits after high school graduation, you can apply for admission as a transfer student. If you’re thinking about transferring, consider attending a Transfer Tuesday general information session.

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February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
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November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester