Geographic Information ScienceGIScience Graduate Certificate

Credits required
19 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 19 quarter credits are equal to 12.67 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$528 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science – Online

Now accepting students for spring 2018. Classes start April 2.

Overview

Advancements in geographic information science (GIScience) are having broad effects in improving day-to-day tasks throughout all sectors of society, from tracking the spread of pollutants to navigating automobiles and emergency vehicles along optimal routes through busy cities.

This 19-credit certificate is ideal for working professionals, who already possess a baccalaureate degree and who wish to reinforce or upgrade their current skills in order to be more competitive in the rapidly changing field of GIScience.

This online graduate program is offered by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State University

  • All classes are developed by OSU's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation in natural resources and science fields.
  • OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU is a member of the Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium (NRDLC), which includes 10 universities who work together to provide more than 300 online courses to agency professionals.
  • Online students receive the same credits as on-campus students, and credits transfer to most higher education institutions.
  • Students can complete their courses from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Apply your graduate certificate toward a master’s degree

The specialized knowledge you gain through the GIScience graduate certificate program can serve as a pathway to Oregon State’s 45-credit Master of Natural Resources (MNR) program online.

The 18 credits you earn will satisfy your area of emphasis requirement for MNR, and you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with faculty who can potentially serve as your MNR advisor
  • Bypass the GRE requirement for MNR admission
  • Apply for a change of degree at no cost
  • Smoothly transition into the MNR program as a currently admitted student
  • Meet the preferred requirement for natural resources-related work or volunteer experience

Please note: It’s important that you apply to change your degree program to MNR while you’re a current student in good standing in your graduate certificate program. Visit the Master of Natural Resources admissions page for details.

Federal regulations require institutions to report certain information about educational programs that lead to gainful employment in recognized occupations. For more details, visit the federal gainful employment disclosure page.

Contact

Kuuipo Walsh
Program director
134 Wilkinson Hall - office
104 CEOAS Administrative Building - mail
Corvallis, OR 97331
Tel: 541-737-3795
Fax: 541-737-1200
Email: kuuipo.walsh@oregonstate.edu

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