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Master’s Degrees and Graduate Certificates in Government Studies and GIS

Learn From Experienced Leaders Online or in the Heart of Washington, D.C.

Government agencies rely on educated leaders to shape policies, promote social change, and sustain global security. Prepare for a rewarding career in public service and beyond with the graduate-level government studies and GIS programs from Johns Hopkins University. These programs enable you to earn a prestigious degree or certificate in a convenient part-time format.

Johns Hopkins designed these programs to blend government theory with practical experience. As a result, you can develop the knowledge and expertise necessary for leadership roles within the public and private sectors. Pursue a master’s degree or graduate certificate in one of many fields, including geographic information systems, global security, government, intelligence analysis, and more.

Online and Campus-Based Graduate Programs

Earn a graduate-level credential and pursue leadership roles in government studies and other fields.

Equip yourself with the analytic tools, policy knowledge, and theoretical foundations needed for leadership roles that shape today’s security environment. Study online or on campus to explore defense policy and intelligence, along with energy, environmental, and economic security. You will also examine cross-cutting issues that include cyber norms, transnational crime, and human security.

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Acquire the tools to examine governmental and social institutions in society, explore areas of reform, and bring about change. Available online and on campus, this program combines the theories and practices relating to government, politics, and policymaking.

Also available: Master of Arts in Government and MBA Dual Degree

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Developed around a convenient, interactive platform, this program helps you master the geospatial technologies within this dynamic, evolving field. Study leading-edge concepts through courses taught by thought leaders and innovators experienced in data science and GIS.

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Develop skills to lead the way in geospatial intelligence, and help shape important decisions within the government, private, and nonprofit sectors. This online program blends the art and science of geospatial tradecraft, the history of geospatial intelligence, and the mathematics of commercial collection sampling strategies. By earning this master’s degree, you will acquire the leadership tools needed to meet the challenges of new technology, sensors, algorithms, and platforms.

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Gain the competencies needed to succeed in public or private sector intelligence roles. Led by top theorists and practitioners, the online coursework goes beyond theoretical study with a practical application of concepts. Enhance your skills in analytical thinking, persuasive communication, and data interpretation — and prepare for positions with intelligence agencies or at private companies.

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Engage in a highly innovative GIS education that teaches the latest trends in web GIS, geospatial data science, spatial and predictive analytics, programming, and application development. You will gain valuable experience in geospatial technology, learn to use web-based platforms, and study cloud computing environments. By earning this 5-course certificate, you will further your understanding of the digital transformation that is revolutionizing business, government, industries, and social organizations.

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This online program provides a deep understanding of the ways that the United States practices intelligence. Explore challenges that limit intelligence organizations in the U.S., such as practical, legal, ethical, and theoretical factors, along with important debates around this issue. By pursuing this certificate, you will take part in an education that is shaped by scholars and practitioners with many years of experience in the field.

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