The Geography and Geographic Information Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a long and established tradition of placing its graduate students in top tier jobs. Masters students have found jobs with the federal government, state governments, local municipalities, and in the private sector. Organizations that have employed these graduates have included the Federal Department of Transportation, State and U.S. Geological Surveys, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Illinois Department of Transportation, and innumerable consulting firms.
Ph.D. students have consistently secured top tier academic jobs at prestigious universities. They have included University of Iowa, UCLA, Ohio State, Boston University, Texas A & M, Michigan State University, University of Toronto, SUNY Buffalo, University of Connecticut, University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, DePaul University, Kent State University, University of Idaho, Louisiana State University, University of Miami, University of Denver, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Arizona State University.