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Students in Clark University’s GIS master’s programs — both the Accelerated B.A./Master of Science Degree Program in GIS and the Master’s in GIS program with the Sustainability and Social Justice (formerly IDCE) Department — have the opportunity to develop career-ready GIS programming skills in web mapping, automation, and advanced analytics from international leaders in the field.

No matter which path you’re on, you’ll graduate with knowledge and skills that make you an attractive candidate in the job market for GIS careers.


Master’s in GIS Program

If you are pursuing the the Master’s in GIS program organized through the Sustainability and Social Justice (formerly IDCE) Department, you may visit the Career Development Office in SSJ (formerly IDCE) to learn more about internships and other career opportunities.

Accelerated B.A./M.S. Degree Program

Sarira Khan in front of presentationIf you are pursuing the Accelerated B.A./M.S. degree program (ADP) in GIS, you may choose the internship track, allowing you to have in-field experience. Each year, ADP students intern in the community and across the world for these organizations:

  • NASA DEVELOP, NASA Langley Research Center
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Conservation International
  • ESRI
  • Clark Labs
  • Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Center for Climate Simulation
  • Town of Sudbury, Massachusetts
  • Army Corps of Engineers, Geospatial Modeling of Disease Vector Hazard Using Google Earth Engine
  • Cadmus Group, Research Analyst: Environmental Programs Group
  • Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Humanitarian Geoscience
  • Landvest
  • Oxfam America
  • Woodwell Climate Research Institute
  • Greater Worcester Land Trust
  • Wave Hill Public Garden & Culture Center
  • Worcester Department of Public Health, Infant Mortality Research
  • Worcester Public Schools

Jobs After Graduation

Master’s in GIS Program

Clark University’s Sustainability and Social Justice Department (formerly IDCE) maintains data about outcomes for graduates of the M.S. in GIS program.

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Accelerated B.A./M.S. Degree Program in GIS

Graduates of Clark’s Accelerated B.A./M.S. degree program in GIS have landed these jobs right out of school:

  • Applied science systems engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, California
  • Data analyst, Signal Program on Human Security and Technology, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Imagery analyst, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • GIS specialist and cartographer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, Massachusetts
  • Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C.
  • Analyst, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle
  • Analyst, Ultimate Peace, Boston
  • Data analyst, Boston Public Schools
  • Remote sensing research associate, Clark Labs
  • GIS Specialist, Longwood Gardens
  • Planner I, City of East Providence
  • Software Testing and Support, Blue Marble Geographics
  • Geospatial Data Engineer, Jupiter Intelligence
  • Program Analyst, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
  • Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch at World Resources Institute
  • GIS Technician, BSC Group
  • Planner, City of Gloucester
  • NOAA Corps Junior Officer, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps
  • Independent research consultant and team lead, NASA, Fort Collins, Colorado
Contact Information

Graduate School of Geography

Office Location
  • Jefferson Academic Center, Room 220
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7336
  • 1-508-793-8881 fax
  • geography[at]clarku[dot]edu