Program Overview

The online Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems program is designed to equip students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in digital mapping, location tracking technologies, and GIS. Students who complete this program may pursue careers in fields such as:

  • Cartography and Digital Mapping
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Transportation and Utilities
  • Environmental Resource Planning and Management

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Must hold an undergraduate degree and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must submit official transcripts. Essay. One reference letter.

    School Overview

    The University of Maine is a public, four-year, institution of higher learning located in the small suburb of Orono, Maine. UMaine was founded in 1865 as the Maine College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. The land-grant and sea-grant university changed its name in 1897, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, this vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research and outreach mission.

    UMaine offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, in addition to certificates, from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Education and Human Development
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture
    • Graduate School
    • Honors College
    • Maine Business School

    In addition to the traditional academic programs and offerings, the University of Maine also has a variety of online programs through their Division of Lifelong Learning. The online bachelor’s degree is the Bachelor of University Studies, which is a part-time degree that can be designed to reflect the academic and vocational goals of a student. Many graduate degrees and ceritifcates are available online as well.


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