Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

College

  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Architecture & the Built Environment

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Type

  • On Campus

Call to Actions

The proposed twelve-credit Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will prepare students to assume technology leadership roles in the use of Advanced GIS and Spatial Analytics, primarily within the allied design professions including Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Planning and Engineering, but also extending to more traditional spatial analysis roles. GIS professionals must demonstrate mastery of a broad spectrum of advanced geospatial skill sets and knowledge bases to plan and lead in the use of geospatial technology for projects related to the built environment. The mission of the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is to provide students with a broad-based, practice-oriented proficiency in advanced geospatial technology and spatial analytics.

The following are Core (required) and remaining (elective) courses for the Certificate, although course substitutions are possible at the discretion of the Program Director. The Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) requires the completion of a total of 12 credits (4 courses):

Core Courses for the Certificate (required courses):

  • GEOD-610      Introduction to GIS * - 3 CR
  • GEOD-615      Advanced GIS for Landscape Analysis - 3 CR
  • GEOD-617      Advanced GIS for Urban Planning and Development - 3 CR

Choose remaining course(s) from the following:

  • GEOD-625      Internet GIS Tech for Design and Development - 3 CR
  • GEOD-600      3D Modeling for Geodesign - 3 CR

* Note – for students with prior GIS experience, this Intro GIS course may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director and another course substituted.