Kent State University is committed to research and training  in geospatial technologies, a high-growth industry identified by the United States Department of Labor. We have major expertise in Applied GIS with foci in hazards, health, sustainability, the built environment, and cyber-infrastructure. The Department of Geography provides all courses and programs in geospatial technology including a BA with a concentration in GIS, an MA with a concentration in GIS, and the specialized PhD.  Geographers collaborate with several disciplines which have included GIS in their curriculum and are using GIS in their research.  These disciplines include Public Health, Biological Sciences, Geology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Computer Science

Kent State University is a member of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.