Online GIS Certificate Program

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Learn about Elmhurst's GIS programs, designed for undergraduate students as well as working professionals.


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For accelerated students who have been admitted to Elmhurst, here's everything you need to know about getting enrolled and registering for class.

Advance Your Career with an Online Certificate in GIS

Geographic information systems (GIS) offers a wealth of dynamic career opportunities. In everything from business and policy to education and science, GIS helps professionals analyze data, answer questions and solve spatial problems.

The Online GIS Certificate Program at Elmhurst College will prepare you to succeed in this exciting field. Designed for working professionals, the program is offered entirely online through the Elmhurst College Online Center. In small, cohort-based classes, you’ll work with experienced educators and professionals—and earn a certificate in less than a year. Elmhurst is one of a handful of colleges—and the only liberal-arts-based institution—in the country with a dedicated server that provides hands-on experience for students.

The GIS program aligns with the core guidelines of the National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA), the proposed standards of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) for professional GIS certification.

Already have an undergraduate degree? Then consider our graduate certificate or master of science degree in Applied Geospatial Technologies. This program introduces GIS to students at the graduate level.

If you have questions about Elmhurst's online geographic information systems certificate program, please contact us.

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