Your classes in GIS will put you in a good position to work as a data scientist when you graduate. The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems provides an introductory and in-depth study into the design and application of geographic information systems (GIS) technology. You can be admitted solely to the certificate program or concurrently as a Masters or Doctoral student at PSU. Our program provides a rich, engaging, and flexible learning environment that will prepare you for a GIS career.
In addition to receiving guidance from faculty members who conduct active research, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the vibrant GIS communities and professionals in experiential learning activities in the Portland metropolitan area. You can engage in campus life with like-minded peers through the student GIS club and regional conferences, such as the GIS in Action conference, Portland Cartography Symposium, and Resistance GIS conference.
Upon completing the certificate Geographic Information Systems program from Portland State University , you could join our GIS alumni who have diverse careers in the public and private sectors, such as land management, urban planning, conservation, utility, consultant, data analytics, and education. The GIS courses offered as part of the Graduate GIS Certificate count toward the national professional GIS certification programs. These programs include the GISP (Certified GIS Professional) certification administered by the GIS Certification Institute and the ASPRS Certification programs by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
With so much data available, there’s so much demand for GIS geospatial analysis.
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- GIS: Applications
- Field GIS
- Digital Compilation and Database Design
- Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
- Digital Image Analysis
- Digital Image Analysis: Advanced
- Cartographic Applications of GIS
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesGeography Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 319 other Masters in Geography in United States
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- To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.
- Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
- Certified translation of transcripts
- Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study
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International14160 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
National14160 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State9560 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 12 months.
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