Certificate

Geographic Information Systems

University College offers the region's first complete graduate certificate program in Geographic Information Systems—available entirely online. You’ll receive hands-on experiences in executing GIS projects using remote sensing, internet mapping, and digital image processing. After earning your certificate, move to the GIS master’s degree (MSGISc) offered through the Department of Geography and the Environment.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 10
Format
Online or HyFlex
Term Length
10 Weeks or 5 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$16,464
Time
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Plan, implement, and execute a GIS project from start to finish


Solve real-world problems using the latest GIS technology


Produce typical GIS mapping products using cartographic design

Curriculum

Certificate of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses)

2
Concentration Courses
4
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Geographic Information Systems program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/gis.html

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Certificate of Advanced Study.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

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We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Geographic Information Systems


According to ESRI, geographer roles will continue to have dramatic growth, with job openings projected to increase nearly 30% in the next few years. GIS developers and managers account GIS developers, and managers account for the highest percentage of job postings (Indeed, 2018).


Possessing python programming skills will help you stand out, according to GIS Geography. GIS Lounge found that many large companies such as Ersi are embracing Python because of its easy language and widespread use.

Job Titles

Geospatial Analyst
GIS Analyst
GIS Data Manager
GIS Developer
GIS Specialist
GIS Technician
Programming Lead
Systems Architect

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists Salary: National Average

$86,510
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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