Postgraduate Certificate On Campus Online

Geographic Information Systems

Northern Arizona University

12 months
26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
11004 USD/year
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The Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University offers a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


Program Details

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems at Northern Arizona University  is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. Students gain experience and an advanced skillset that can be applied to careers in urban and regional planning, cartography, remote sensing, and environmental resource management. 

This is a post-graduate certificate that is well suited for students who want to enter the field of GIS or apply geospatial techniques and analysis to their desired discipline.  Coursework for the GIS Certificate provides students with the principles of GIS, advanced analysis in enterprise geodatabases, geospatial programming, and web-based GIS. Upon successful completion students will be able to enter the workforce with a competitive edge for jobs in landscape architecture, local government, scientific research, community health analyst, mapping technician, photogrammetrist, land surveyor and many more fields.

Programme Structure


  • Map Design and GIS
  • Spatial Analysis and GIS Applications
  • Programming for GIS
  • Enterprise Geodatabases And GIS Project Management
  • Geographic Data Analysis

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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16 SCH


On Campus, Online

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General requirements

  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
  • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26994 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26994 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11004 USD per year during 12 months.
  •  Online: $416 per credit

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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