Curriculum: Graduate Certificate
in Geographic Information Science – Online
Upon completion of this 19-credit online program, students will receive graduate-level university credits and a certificate.They can also apply the certificate as needed points toward the national credential of GISP (Certified GIS Professional) offered by the GIS Certification Institute.
Prep for the program
Students need to take introductory cartography courses (GEO 360) or have equivalent experience, fundamental math and trigonometry (MTH 112) and basic statistics courses (ST 201/202 or ST 351/352 or ST 511/512). These courses can either be completed prior to starting the certificate program or pursued in tandem with the required courses below.
Program curriculum is geared toward working professionals interested in advancing their careers within the GIScience field. Courses offer quality content formatted for online learning that is engaging, interactive and effective.
Required courses (8 credits)
Additional courses (at a minimum, 11 credits chosen from below)
Online students participate in a 10-week internship (GEO 510) in which they complete a project of a GIScience nature and submit a final report. It is anticipated that many of the online students enrolled in the graduate certificate program will be employed for an agency or organization where a GIScience related internship experience can be easily arranged. For students not currently employed in the field and making a career change, the program will help match students to internship providers in their area.
Kuuipo Walsh, Program Director
221 Wilkinson Hall - office
104 CEOAS Administrative Building - mailing
Corvallis, OR 97331