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Geographic Information Science - Graduate Certificate

Our Geographic Information Science graduate certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the rapidly growing field of GIS. With a focus on practical, hands-on learning and real-world applications, you'll gain the expertise needed to solve complex spatial problems and create innovative solutions.

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Program Information

Coursework

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
GEOG 59071FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE I 3
GEOG 59081FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE II 3
GEOG 69164CARTOGRAPHIC DESIGN 3
Certificate Elective, choose from the following:6
CS 61002
ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING I
GEOG 69004
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 59072
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE AND HEALTH
GEOG 59075
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE: APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL PROBLEMS
GEOG 59076
SPATIAL PROGRAMMING
GEOG 59078
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS
GEOG 69004
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 69007
SPATIOTEMPORAL ANALYTICS
GEOG 69073
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE: GLOBAL HEALTH
GEOG 69074
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR HEALTH GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 69079
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE
GEOG 69082
CYBERGIS
GEOG 69083
GEODATABASES
GEOG 69231
ENVIRONMENTAL REMOTE SENSING
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA Minimum Overall GPA
3.000
Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Undergraduate degree in geography or a related field1
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

 For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

1

Requirement that undergraduate degree be in geography or related field may be waived with evidence of professional experience using geospatial technologies or alternative evidence of ability to excel in a geographic information science graduate program. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online