Postgraduate Certificate Online

Geographic Information Systems

9 months
4380 USD/module
4380 USD/module
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Gain invaluable experience in geospatial technology to be at the forefront of the digital transformation that is revolutionizing business, government, industries, and social organizations with this online Geographic Information Systems certificate program from Johns Hopkins University.


Geared towards working professionals, our Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University explores the principles and real-world applications of geospatial technology and data science in a convenient, fully online course format.

This five-course certificate program will allow you to:

  • Pursue new opportunities created by the expanding demand for geospatial professionals and data analytics experts.
  • Build a strong foundation in the fascinating fields of Web GIS, geospatial data science, spatial and predictive analytics, programming, and application development.

Career Opportunities

Position yourself for success in geospatial technology.  This fast-evolving field offers an expanding selection of career opportunities in sectors such as:

  • State and local government
  • Business and marketing
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Public health
  • Environmental planning
  • Intelligence and national security

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Web GIS
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geospatial Statistics 
  • Spatial Analytics
  • Programming in GIS

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



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General requirements

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems program requires:

  • A grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of undergraduate studies. Particular interests and work experience may also be considered.
  • Quantitative background: a semester of statistics, quantitative methods, or technology-oriented experience.

Students who do not have the necessary quantitative background may be offered provisional admission if their other credentials are strong. Students who are admitted provisionally due to lack of quantitative skills have the option to:

  • Take appropriate courses at an accredited college or university.
  • Take 420.301 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Science.

Tuition Fee

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    4380 USD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 4380 USD per module during 9 months.
  • National

    4380 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4380 USD per module during 9 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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