Careers and Outcomes

Geography graduate student and professor setting up surveying equipment in Mark Twain National Forest.

Precision for your future

Join a fast-growing field where you use technology in every-day science fields.

A master’s degree in geospatial sciences leads you to promising and rewarding jobs.

On average, you'll have a job offer within three months of graduating.

Some of our students even accept full-time offers before they've graduated!

Where do our graduates work?

Careers differ by focus area.

Geography

  • Public agencies
    • Non-profit
    • City, state or federal environmental agencies
  • Environmental consulting firms

Geology

  • Consulting firms
  • City, state or federal agencies (environmental or research)
  • Energy or mining industries

Geospatial or planning

  • Local or state government agencies

A stable core

Have a targeted specialty area? Or want to live and work in a certain location?

Your base course work in digital imaging and mapping can help you find jobs where you want to live.

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Continuing your education

Many of our students continue their education at the doctoral level. A PhD in the geospatial sciences enables you to reach the top of your field.

You can pursue teaching and research positions at universities and other institutions.

Support for your job hunt

The Missouri State Career Center can help you jump-start your career. They have a list of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities.