Program Overview

Tennessee State University’s Graduate Certificate in Applied Geospatial Information Systems program is designed for students or professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree and aspire to expand their knowledge of GIS. Students complete advanced courses in geospatial metadata, spatial analysis, spatial database design and management, and global positioning systems, among others.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Must hold a BA or BS degree in any field. Must submit Personal Statement of Purpose. Official transcripts of all collegiate work.


    Not approved for residents of: Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

    School Overview

    Tennessee State University is a public university located in Nashville, Tennessee, that was established in 1912 as the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School. In 1922, the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School was transformed into a four-year teachers college. Due to the increase in growth, the school received university status in 1951 and the university changed its name to Tennessee State University in 1968.

    Tennessee State University is a comprehensive, co-educational university that offers associate's, bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges and schools:

    • Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences
    • Business
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Graduate Studies and Research
    • Health Sciences
    • Liberal Arts
    • Life and Physical Sciences
    • Public Service

    In addition to traditional academic offerings, Tennessee State University also offers a variety of online programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional licensure levels.


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