Graduate Certificate in Applied GIS Program


Online Program

Who Should Apply?

The Graduate  Certificate in Applied Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) program is designed for individual applicants who are holding B.A., or B.S. in any field. The program is suited for both new graduates and professionals who are employed in private and public sectors. Professionals in areas of natural resources, environmental sciences, geology, environmental engineering, urban and regional planning, hydrology, public health, disaster, security, landscape, architecture, and geography may find this program suitable  for advancing their career.

How to Apply?

1. Assemble the following Application materials:

  • Official Transcripts of your BS or BA degree (including from TSU)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose1

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

When to Apply?

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 July1 and November 1  of each year.

Course Requirements:

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
  • 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



1 Your  Personal Statement of purpose should address your professional goals, reasons for pursuing graduate study and experiences in GIS, if any.

For More Information contact  Dr. Solomon Haile.


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