What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Two years

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

ALL COURSES REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

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

Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is used every day, most often for mapping points of reference and data related to points on the Earth’s surface. GIS jobs are plentiful and growth in the industry is expected to continue in the coming years.

With the Georgia State GIS graduate certificate, you will be able to start or advance your career in:

  • Urban and regional planning
  • Environmental resource management
  • Surveying, cartography and mapping
  • Geospatial data analytics

The faculty and staff in the Georgia State University Department of Geosciences are well networked in GIS-related industries and firms in the Atlanta area and beyond. Through applied projects, students will gain real-world experience in utilizing mapping and geospatial technologies to address pressing social and environmental concerns.

Our faculty have expertise in GIS, geography and geology, and we specialize in the social and environmental dimensions of water, environmental geochemistry, global climate change and solving urban environmental problems.

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.

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.

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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Online Programs

Moisés Aguayo
Enrollment Coach
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

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Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

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

25 Park Pl 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.