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Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate: Cert

Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate

Utah State University’s online Geographic Information Science (GIS) certificate is designed for graduate students or professionals wanting skills and experience applying industry standard GIS and remote sensing tools to natural resource issues.


With a GIS certificate, students may pursue the following careers:

  • GIS Systems Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Geospatial Analyst/Programmer
  • Operations GIS Analyst
  • Geospatial Technician

Admissions Requirements

For admission to the GIS Certificate, participants first apply as a non-degree seeking student and receive their USU student ID#. Applicants then submit the GIS Certificate Program application, as well as provide a transcript documenting the completion of a bachelor's degree. Students pursuing the GIS Certificate are not required to be enrolled in a graduate degree program. However, credits obtained from the certificate may be applied toward a graduate degree.