Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Geographic Information Science

Kansas State University

12 months
959 USD/credit 16303 USD/year
959 USD/credit 16303 USD/year
428 USD/credit 7276 USD/year
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Geographic Information Science at Kansas State University are an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and people designed and organized to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information.


Effective use of geographic information systems (GIS) has evolved into a requisite skill in most academic research, as well as for agencies in both the public and private sectors.

Learning outcomes

Graduate students in Geographic Information Science at Kansas State University from such varied disciplines as agronomy, biological sciences, economics, engineering, geography, landscape architecture, and sociology benefit from applying GIS and related technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, geostatistics, and computer programming to input, analyze, model, and display (map) location-based data.

Offered through the Geography graduate program, the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is designed to provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly expanding field of GIScience or apply GIScience concepts in their own field of study. 

Three components comprise the program curriculum: A set of prerequisites to gain entry into the program, core geospatial courses focusing on geographic information systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing, and a set of elective courses that allow for the exploration of advanced themes in GIScience and/or the application of GIScience in geography or related disciplines.

The Graduate Certificate in GIScience may be awarded as a “stand-alone” certificate or in conjunction with the completion of graduate degree requirements in one of the academic units at Kansas State University. The certificate program is administered by the Department of Geography and is supervised by a multidisciplinary group of instructors and researchers from across the K-State campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographic Information Systems 
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Watershed Modeling 
  • Advanced Watershed Modeling 
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Civil Engineering Project 
  •  Advanced Hydrology 
  •  Land Development for Civil Engineers and Planners 
  •  Advanced Civil Engineering Design Using GIS 
  • Software Architecture and Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


17 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16303 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16303 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 428 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 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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