What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Two years

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall semester: July 1
  • Spring semester: November 15
  • Summer semester: April 1

Geoscience, Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

The professional certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) provides individuals with the skills to acquire, process, analyze and display geographic data to fulfill a range of workplace needs.

The program is for students working toward graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, as well as those who use GIS in the workplace and would like to obtain systematic training in the technology without having to earn a graduate degree.

The Department of Geosciences is distinctive because it spans the social and physical dimensions of environmental and resource issues, with a special focus on urban communities.

Our faculty have expertise in the social and environmental dimensions of water, environmental geochemistry and global climate change. We are also expanding our Geographic Information Science research and teaching to better represent and describe the complexity of social and environmental concerns.

Joining forces with our students and community partners, we tackle the interrelated environmental and social challenges of the 21st century that involve the quality, quantity and sustainable use of our natural resources.

Geoscience, Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

The professional certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) provides individuals with the skills to acquire, process, analyze and display geographic data to fulfill a range of workplace needs.

The program is for students working toward graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, as well as those who use GIS in the workplace and would like to obtain systematic training in the technology without having to earn a graduate degree.

The Department of Geosciences is distinctive because it spans the social and physical dimensions of environmental and resource issues, with a special focus on urban communities.

Our faculty have expertise in the social and environmental dimensions of water, environmental geochemistry and global climate change. We are also expanding our Geographic Information Science research and teaching to better represent and describe the complexity of social and environmental concerns.

Joining forces with our students and community partners, we tackle the interrelated environmental and social challenges of the 21st century that involve the quality, quantity and sustainable use of our natural resources.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Two years

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall semester: July 1
  • Spring semester: November 15
  • Summer semester: April 1

Careers

Geographic Information Science is a rapidly growing discipline, with applications in many fields. There is a strong demand for proficient users of geospatial technology.

Program Details

  • B.A. or B.S. in a related field
  • A statement of intent
  • Transcripts

Students who lack an appropriate background may be required to take prerequisite courses.

This program provides both new users of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from a variety of disciplines and existing professionals seeking additional skills with the certificate to open career opportunities. The Professional Certificate in GIS complements coursework and expertise developed in geosciences, urban planning, sociology, public health, and policy studies, among others.

The Certificate Program consists of five courses with a total of 16-18 credit hours, including elective courses from a variety of departments/programs. For more details, visit the Graduate Course Catalog.

Description

Contacts

Department Offices
38 Peachtree Center Avenue
Langdale Hall, Suite 730
Atlanta, GA 30303

Email: geosciences@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-5750
Fax: 404-413-5768

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, GA 30302

Director of Graduate Studies
Nadine Kabengi
Associate Professor of Geosciences
kabengi@gsu.edu
404-413-5207

College of Arts & Sciences
25 Park Place NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State's offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.