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 B.A. with a concentration in GIS, a GIS minor, a Master's in GIS, and a Postgraduate GIS Certificate. Geographers collaborate with several disciplines that include GIS in their curriculum and use GIS in their research. These disciplines include Public Health, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology and Computer Science

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