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About Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate

Utah State University’s online Geographic Information Science (GIS) certificate is designed for graduate students or professionals wanting skills and experience applying industry standard GIS and remote sensing tools to natural resource issues.  

Students who complete the program will receive a graduate-level certificate in Geographic Information Science. Their USU transcript will list the courses and grades received to complete the program. The certificate is complementary to a wide variety of graduate programs, and is available as a standalone certificate.  However, credits obtained from the certificate may be applied toward a graduate degree. 

For admission to the program please follow the instructions below:

Applicants go to applynow.usu.edu.  Choose the Graduate Application and then choose the GIS Certificate.

Applicant must provide an official transcript showing they've been awarded a bachelor's degree or higher.  Please send official transcripts to the following address:  0900 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322-0900.  Official electronic transcripts may be sent to graduateschool@usu.edu from the institution.  (If you've attended USU, we will obtain your transcripts.)

Use PROMO code GIS2018 to waive $30 of the application fee.

Application fee will be $25.00

With a GIS certificate, students may pursue the following careers:

  • GIS Systems Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Geospatial Analyst/Programmer
  • Operations GIS Analyst
  • Geospatial Technician

Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.

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