Geospatial Information Science-Basic

Program Director: Dr. Jamie Leonard

Program Overview:

Courses needed to obtain the certificate are available 100% online. The Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science (GIS)  requires 12 hours of course credit. The Certificate is intended to prepare students for GIS/RS (remote sensing) employment or GIS/RS work at the doctoral level.

Program Highlights:

  • offers GIS study in a variety of disciplines with a variety of applications;
  • teaches students GIS techniques;
  • teaches students to apply GIS to solve scientific research problems;
  • encourages students to gain experience in the GIS field before graduation by means of internships and work study programs;
  • integrates GIS applications with appropriate computer science training.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Certificate Application Essentials:
How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the GIS Certificate on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
  • Students already enrolled in any advanced degree program at Marshall University who wish to earn the certificate can apply easily by submitting a Secondary Program Request form:

Deadline for Application: December 1 (Spring semester); August 1 (Fall Semester); May 1 (Summer)