Applied GIS

Graduate Certificate | Online Program

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

What is GIS?

GIS is a highly sought-after area for opportunities in many disciplines and areas of industry. People completing this program are highly skilled in modern technology and are equipped to analyze data, answer questions and solve problems in a cutting-edge scientific environment.

GIS is a computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present geographical data.

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:

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


How to Apply?

1. Assemble the following Application materials:

  • Official Transcripts of your BS or BA degree (including from TSU)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose
    (Personal Statement of Purpose should address your professional goals, reasons for pursuing graduate study and experiences in GIS, if any.)

2. Complete the Application form for admission to Graduate School

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  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.

 Choose Your Path and Apply Today!

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