The graduate certificate in geographic information science and technology (GIST) provides students with opportunities to develop analytical, theoretical, and practical skills for both public and private sector careers. The certificate is open to students enrolled in graduate degree programs, as well as nondegree applicants who have earned baccalaureate degrees in GIST related fields. For those who complete the certificate as nondegree students, a maximum of 9 s.h. may be used in a subsequent degree program. Some degree programs will permit fewer. Students with limited undergraduate training in GIST are encouraged to consult with the certificate coordinator before enrollment.
The program requires completion of 12 s.h. as follows: