Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science
The graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science provides professional, graduate-level academic preparation in the advanced application of GIS technologies to a wide spectrum of disciplines including economics, public health, emergency planning and response, land use planning and environmental resources. The program builds on NC State’s strengths in management of technology and statistical analytics and is available completely on-line or in combination with on-campus courses. The certificate forms the basis for the Master’s degree in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
GIS Certificate Coordinator
(What can I do with this program of study?)
GIS careers exist in every imaginable discipline, from environmental science to mining to urban planning to commercial businesses to defense. Practitioners use GIS to visualize, analyze, and model systems to help in the planning and decision-making processes of their organizations. GIS is a burgeoning field, used across government, commercial, and educational organizations. Jobs and salaries vary widely by region, nation, discipline, and experience. A sample of GIS firms that have hired our graduates is found on the program website.
(What will I learn?)
The Geographic Information Science Graduate Certificate requires 12 credit hours. A grade of B or better is required in all courses. In addition, graduates must prepare an acceptable professional digital portfolio highlighting their geospatial analytic skills and competencies. Specific course requirements are listed on the program website.
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)
Admission to the certificate program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The program website explains the application process in detail.
Students may begin taking courses for the certificate in summer, fall or spring academic terms.
Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)
The certificate requires 12 credit hours. It can be completed within two semesters.
(When can I start?)
Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)
Tuition Level: Graduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate Ed/Tech