Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science
Northwest Missouri State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science program is designed for students looking to gain knowledge and skills in geographic information systems (GIS) without pursuing master’s degrees.  Students will study the science and issues of using GIS technology, including modeling with GIS, geostatic, cartographic design, GIS database design, and project management.  Courses may include:

  • Applications of Remotely Sensed Data
  • Cartographic Design and Visualization
  • Spatial Analysis and Geostatistics
  • Raster-based GIS and Modeling
  • GIS Theory and Research


  • Official transcripts showing the baccalaureate degree and any previous graduate work
  • Two references 
  • A two-page essay describing your career goals

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission