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.

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

Course code


AGSC 6510

Advanced Geospatial Information Systems

AGSC 6520

Advanced Spatial Analysis

AGSC 6530

Advanced Geospatial Metadata

AGSC 6540

Advanced Spatial Database Design and Management

AGSC 6550

Advanced Geospatial Information Systems Application and Design

AGSC 6560

Advanced Global Positioning Systems


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 opens three times a year. The application deadline for the Fall, Spring, and Summer admissions are July 1, November 1 and April 1 of each year, respectively.

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 For More Information contact Dr. Solomon Haile


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Undergraduate Admissions
P. O. Box 9609
Nashville, TN 37209

888-463-6878 toll-free
615-963-5101 voice
615-963-2930 fax


Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 145
Nashville, TN 37209

615-963-7371 voice
615-963-7219 fax




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

Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Applied GIS

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