Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing & Earth Observation
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing & Earth Observation program helps students meet the need for GIS professionals who can work with remotely sensed imagery and terrain models due to the rise in new satellite and drone platforms for capturing imagery.  The curriculum provides a foundation in remote sensing, terrain mapping, and image analysis for geospatial professionals with a working knowledge of fundamental principles in GIS.  Coursework addresses the theory, methodologies, and techniques for the professional application of remote sensing in geographic information systems and analysis.  Graduates are prepared to leverage data gathered from sources such as satellites, drones, and lidar and can use computational methods to automate the analysis of earth observation data and integrate those skills into a GIS workflow.

Requirements

  • Applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GPA and Test Scores

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education