Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program is designed for both the novice and professional, allowing students to choose between a traditional track and an experienced professional’s track. The curriculum at Penn State's World Campus covers topic such as: the introduction to geographic data, problem solving with GIS, GIS database development, and theory and practice of cartographic design. Among other areas, graduates of this online GIS program are able to start or advance careers in:

  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Surveying and Cartography

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Pennsylvania State University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent