Applied GIS  Online Program

Graduate Certificate

This is a one year, 18 credit hour program offered at the graduate level in Applied Geospatial Information Sciences.  This is a non-degree program.

Certificate is awarded upon the successful completion of six courses (18 Semester Credit hours). Students must satisfactorily complete the following courses:

  • AGSC 6510 Geospatial Information Systems 3
  • AGSC 6520 Advanced Spatial Analysis 3
  • AGSC 6530 Advanced Geospatial Metadata 3
  • AGSC 6540 Advanced Spatial Database Design and Management 3
  • AGSC 6550 Advanced Geospatial Information Systems Application and Design 3
  • AGSC 6560* Advanced Global Positioning Systems 3
  • AGSC 6525*  Remote Sensing and Image Analysis    3

* Choose one course from this group


Who Should Apply

The Graduate Certificate in Applied GIS Program is expressly designed for individual applicants holding a BA, or BS in any field. The program is suited for  both new science graduates and aspiring professionals employed in private or public sectors. Some of the professionals who may find this program beneficial are:

  • Natural Resource Managers
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Urban and Regional Planners
  • Hydrologists
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Disaster and Security Specialists
  • Landscape Architects
  • Architects
  • Geographers

How to Apply

1. Assemble your application materials for the Graduate School:

    • Personal Statement of Purpose
    • Official transcripts of all collegiate work (including at TSU)

2. Complete the Application to the Graduate School (online preferred)

When you fill the Graduate School application form, under the “Admission Term” please select the appropriate term for which semester you would like to be admitted and select “Certificate Applied Geospatial Info” from drop down choices under the “Planned Course of Study” for Graduate Certificate in Applied GIS program.

Application forms and materials should be submitted directed to the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Application for admission to the program via graduate school opens three times a year. The application deadlines for the Fall and Spring  semester admissions are August 15 and January 15 of each year.

A Pathway to a Master’s Degree

Graduate certificate programs may also be used as a pathway to the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) graduate degree program and credit earned in the certificate can be counted toward the master’s degree. A student needs to earn a B or better in each certificate course to continue on for their master’s degree without needing to submit GRE scores. Please keep in mind: starting with a certificate does not waive any prerequisite requirements. 

Any questions or concerns about our graduate certificates please contact Dr. Solomon Haile

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B.S. in Agricultural Sciences
with concentration in Geospatial Information Systems

Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Applied GIS

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