Oregon State University’s Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science program is ideal for working professionals who already possess a baccalaureate degree and wish to refresh or upgrade their current skills in order to be more competitive in the rapidly changing field of Geographic Information Science.
Bachelor's degree (in any field) from a college or university
A minimum 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate course work
At least two years of working in a field or organization related to geographic information science
Be prepared to complete graduate-level course work toward the certificate
Basic computer literacy
Applicants should have in their record an introductory cartography course or have equivalent experience. A cartography course can also be pursued in tandem with the required certificate courses
Prior experience with relational databases or spatial analysis (not required) will be extremely helpful
Accreditation & Licensing
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
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