Clark has long been at the forefront of geospatial technology. We continue to redefine what remote sensing, mapping, and analytics can tell us about the world today — and tomorrow. If you want to build a future in the field of GIS, you’ve come to the right place.
Our unique M.S. in Geographic Information Science (GIS) program exists as a collaboration between Clark’s Graduate School of Geography, the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE), and Clark Labs — a leading developer of software-based geospatial solutions, founded and housed here at Clark University. The TerrSet/IDRISI platform developed at Clark Labs quickly became one of the most widely used GIS systems in the world, and continues to shape approaches to geospatial problem-solving.
Whether they bring prior GIS experience or not, our students study, research, and ultimately deploy geospatial approaches to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing our society and environment. We work at the cutting edge of areas such as conservation GIS, land use change, public health and environmental justice, food security and humanitarian assistance, and earth system information science. Our four concentration tracks provide an opportunity to study these topics at even greater depth — positioning you for immediate impact in the working world following graduation.